Friday, November 18, 2016
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The Memphis Tigers take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Nippert Stadium. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 7.5 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4-0. The Bearcats have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 2-8-0 against the spread.
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Riley Ferguson finished with 287 yards through the air for Memphis last week. He completed 20 passes out of 27 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Doroland Dorceus, who finished with 77 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Anthony Miller was the team leader in receiving with a total of 102 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 26 yards per reception. As a team in that game Memphis got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 10 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 474 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 160 yards on 39 attempts.
Gunner Kiel finished with 199 yards passing for Cincinnati last week. He went 19 for 32, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Bearcats were led on the ground by Tion Green, who finished with 82 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Devin Gray led the team in receiving with 105 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. Cincinnati had 16 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 12 came from a pass. They ran 57 total plays for 295 yards for the contest. The Bearcats ran for 96 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Memphis scores 39.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 16th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 36.3 attempts for a 63.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 297.1 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 23rd in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 168.5 yards per game on 36.7 attempts for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 75th in the nation. They also run 73 plays per contest and average 6.4 yards per play for an average of 465.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 34th overall this season. The Tigers average 22.8 first downs per game which ranks them 39th in the country. They accumulate 57.9 penalty yards per game via 6.2 penalties, which ranks 50th in the nation.
Memphis allows 227.9 passing yards per game, ranking 62nd in D-1, and they allow 27.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 64th. They give up 21.4 completions on 36.2 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59.1. The Tigers allow 216.5 rushing yards per game on 41.5 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 99th in the country. Memphis allows 444.4 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 92nd in terms of yards per game. They force 2.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 57.2 yards per game, ranking them 84th among D-1 teams.
Cincinnati averages 18.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 122nd in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.5 passes per game on 38.1 attempts for a 56.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 252.7 yards through the air per game, ranking them 44th in Division 1. The Bearcats run for an average of 118.4 yards per game on 32.9 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 117th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 371.1 yards per game, ranking them 102nd in the country on offense. The Bearcats get an average of 19.7 first downs per game, which ranks 95th in the nation. They average 44.9 penalty yards per game via 4.5 penalties, ranking them 107th in college football.
Cincinnati allows an average of 233.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 71st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.9 points per contest, which has them ranked 45th in the nation. They give up 19.8 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 60 per game. The Bearcats allow 179.7 rushing yards per contest on 44.4 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 74th in the country. Cincinnati allows 413.2 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 71st in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 5.2 penalties for 45.6 yards in each contest, ranking 30th in the nation.
Memphis Betting Trends
Memphis is 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Memphis has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Cincinnati Betting Trends
Cincinnati is 2-8-0 against the over/under this season
Cincinnati has an ATS record of 2-8-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 WR Phil Mayhue Leg "?" Friday vs. Cincinnati U
11/13/16 LB Shareef White Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Cincinnati U
10/28/16 WR Jae'Lon Oglesby Suspension out indefinitely
10/28/16 DB Kam Prewitt Suspension out indefinitely
10/26/16 DL Michael Edwards Personal has left team
09/22/16 LB Jackson Dillon Knee out for season
09/12/16 WR Hunter Hill Knee out indefinitely
09/12/16 WR Mechane Slade Leg out indefinitely
08/30/16 QB Brady Davis Knee out for season
11/13/16 OL Idarius Ray Cervical Strain "?" Friday vs. Memphis
11/13/16 RB Mike Boone Lower Body "?" Friday vs. Memphis
11/13/16 S Mike Tyson Ankle "?" Friday vs. Memphis
11/13/16 OG Ryan Leahy Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Memphis
11/11/16 DE Landon Brazile Knee out indefinitely
11/11/16 S Tyrell Gilbert Knee out indefinitely
10/04/16 PK Andrew Gantz Hip out for season
09/28/16 LB Bryce Jenkinson Knee out for season
08/09/16 WR Tshumbi Johnson Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati +7.5
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