SMU at Memphis College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Liberty Bowl Memorial
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The SMU Mustangs head to Liberty Bowl Memorial to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 11 point favorites. The Mustangs are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Tigers are 5-3-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-3-0.
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Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 5-3-1 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/12/17 OL Nick Natour Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
11/03/17 DL Dimarya Mixon Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
10/14/17 DL Ernest Suttles Suspension out indefinitely
09/29/17 DB Shaun Rupert Dismissed out for season
09/07/17 LB Darian Porter Undisclosed out for season
09/06/17 LB Jackson Dillon Head out for season
09/05/17 DL Jared Gentry Leg out for season
08/14/17 WR Sam Craft ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs are 8th in the country in points scored with 396. They have run 760 plays this year for 4,974 yards, which ranks them 14th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mustangs average 6.5 yards per play, which is 25th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 240 1st downs this season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 1,871 yards as a unit, which ranks 44th in college football. They've run 375 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 68 times for 671 yards so far this year, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. Ben Hicks has passed for 2,849 yards this year. He's completed 218 throws while attempting 371 passes for a completion percentage of 58.8%. His quarterback rating this season is 140.8. He averages 8.1 adjusted yards per throw and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
SMU is 103rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 322. They have given up a total of 4,691 yards on D, which is 120th in D-1. The Mustangs are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 191 throws on 308 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, ranking them 82nd and 64th in the nation. The SMU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,636 yards in the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 419 attempts for 2,055 yards this season, putting them in 110th place in the country against the run. The Mustangs have had 73 penalties for 636 yards on defense this year. That places them 105th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is 118th in the country in punt returns with 7. They've totaled 26 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 119th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 631 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 21 yards per kick return and they are 12th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,631. The SMU Mustangs have tried 19 field goals this year and made 13, which is 46th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 68%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 45 for 50 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,873 yards on 45 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 70th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 1,561 yards as a team, which ranks 74th in college football. They've run 302 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Memphis Tigers have been penalized on offense 73 times for 625 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the country in penalties. They are 13th in the nation in points scored with 381. They have run 670 plays this season for 4,526 yards, which ranks them 18th in Division 1 in total offense. Memphis averages 6.8 yards per play, which is 11th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. Riley Ferguson averages 8 yards per pass attempt and 8.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 218 passes on 359 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.1. He has thrown for 2,881 yards this season.
The Memphis Tigers rush defense has allowed 413 attempts for 1,756 yards this year, putting them in 79th place in D-1 against the run. Memphis has committed 74 penalties for 639 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 106th in college football. They are 75th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 281. They have surrendered a total of 4,046 yards on D, which is 78th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 188 passes on 318 attempts against the Memphis defense this season, placing them 76th and 82nd in Division 1. The Memphis Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 2,290 yards through the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Memphis Tigers have attempted 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 85th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Memphis kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 48 for 49 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,596 yards on 40 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 101st in Division 1 in punting average. Memphis is ranked 43rd in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 90 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 91st in college football. They have returned 30 kicks for 777 yards on special teams, ranking 18th in kick return yardage. The Memphis Tigers average 26 yards per kick return and they are 21st in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,393.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -11
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