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Posted at 5:15 PM EST.
9:00 PM EST. The Tigers are on the outside looking in, but this play has little to do with their current standing. The basketball gods have presented Memphis with a tremendous opportunity to get a signature win over a top-25 opponent that it might not have had a week ago. To make it even sweeter, the Tigers can rain all over Houston's parade, as that squad is re-writing the school's record books.
The Cougars are on fire after ripping off five straight wins culminating in an 80-59 beat down over Temple last Sunday. We faded Houston that day and tossed our ticket in the trash, but another W only further inflates the Cougars' stock, and so we will not back off. UH was snubbed by the selection committee last March, but with a 21-5 record and a pair of signature wins over ranked Wichita State and Cincinnati, it's not going to be denied a ticket to the dance this time around. Houston is currently a #9 seed in CBS's Bracketology breakdown, but more importantly, it cracked both polls for the first time since 1984. The hysteria and the hype surrounding the Cougars is now at a fever pitch after that near 34-year absence from the top-25. On most nights you are going to pay a premium to back a ranked school against an unranked opponent and this one is no different. These Cougars are making national headlines for the first time since last season's snubbing which only increases their presence in the market. With its stock at its highest in over three decades, we are selling UH because the timing to do so is perfect.
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#606 MEMPHIS +6 -109 (Risking 2.18 units - To Win: 2.00)