St. Mary's vs. Memphis Odds
This game will be played from The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan and is part of the Midwest Region with Memphis as the sixth seed and St. Mary’s the 11th seed (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, St. Mary’s is actually the slight favorite, as it has odds of -1 points against Memphis. The over/under total for the game has been set at 138.5 points. Opening odds had Memphis as a 1.5-point favorite, but the spread quickly moved toward St. Mary’s, peaking at 1.5 points. These two teams last met in 2004, with Memphis getting an 81-66 victory.
Memphis is the champion out of Conference USA. The Tigers are 30-4 on the season and went a perfect 16-0 in conference play, winning the regular season and tournament titles. Memphis has won six straight entering this game. Memphis is currently 14th in the RPI rankings and it has a 3-3 record against Top 50 RPI opponents. The Tigers are 4-2 on a neutral floor and 15-16 against the spread.
St. Mary’s reached this game by defeating Middle Tennessee State in the First Four, 67-54, on Tuesday. The Gaels shot 57 percent from 3-point land (8 for 14) in the win and had just seven turnovers for the contest. St. Mary’s is now 28-6 on the season and is 3-3 on a neutral court and 16-14-1 against the spread. The Gaels are 30th in the RPI rankings and have a 1-3 record against Top 50 RPI opponents.
2013 March Madness Second Round Odds – St. Mary’s vs. Memphis
717 St. Mary’s -1 Over 138.5
718 Memphis +1 Under 138.5