Houston at Memphis Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 10/6/2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis
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On Saturday night, the Houston Cougars (2-3) and the Memphis Tigers (3-2) will face off in a game that will feature two solid defenses. In 2013, the Cougars beat the Tigers 25-15 at home.
Houston couldn't find a way to put the ball in the end zone against UCF last Thursday and ended up losing 17-12. The Cougars did have a 331-228 total yardage advantage over UCF in that game, but they also turned the ball over three times while only forcing one turnover.
Houston's defense has been excellent so far this season by giving up just 18.2 points per game to their opponents. Quarterback John O'Korn has only completed 51.7 percent of his passes this year for 944 yards, six touchdowns and eight interceptions. Running back Kenneth Farrow has rushed for 321 yards and two touchdowns through five games.
Last Saturday, Memphis used a 24-point first quarter to easily beat Cincinnati 41-14 on the road. They were able to put up 610 total yards in that victory, which included 299 yards on the ground alone.
The Tigers are scoring 35.6 points per game and are only giving up 19.4 points per game. Sophomore quarterback Paxton Lynch has completed 62.3 percent of his passes this year for 1,158 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Running back Sam Craft has rushed for 252 yards and three touchdowns.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
Houston Cougars are 2-3-0 Against the Spread
Houston Cougars are 0-4-0 against the Over/Under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
Memphis Tigers are 4-1-0 Against the Spread
Memphis Tigers are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/06/14 QB Greg Ward Jr. None expected to start Saturday vs. Memphis
09/30/14 DE Eric Braswell Knee out for season
09/30/14 OT Zach Johnson Knee out for season
08/29/14 WR John Leday Leg out indefinitely
09/29/14 RB Doroland Dorceus Knee out for season
09/06/14 DL Martin Ifedi Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis
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