Houston at Memphis College Football Picks and Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The Memphis Tigers host the Houston Cougars at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 7.5 point favorites. The Tigers have an over/under record of 6-5-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread. The Cougars have an ATS record of 6-5-0 while their over/under record is 7-4-0.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/17/18 QB D'Eriq King Knee injured last game, is out indefinitely
11/15/18 WR Courtney Lark Knee is questionable
11/15/18 DT Ed Oliver Knee is questionable
11/15/18 WR Keith Corbin Undisclosed is questionable
11/15/18 RB Mulbah Car Foot is questionable
11/15/18 RB Terence Williams Undisclosed is questionable
11/10/18 DE Jerard Carter Foot is out for season
10/10/18 DL Isaiah Chambers Knee is out for season
09/16/18 DB Garrett Davis Foot is out for season
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
11/11/18 DB La'Andre Thomas Undisclosed is questionable Friday vs SMU
09/20/18 LB Keith Brown Jr. Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars have run for 2,591 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in college football. They've run 453 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 75 times for 606 yards so far this season, which has them 40th in the country in penalties. They are 4th in the nation in points scored with 526. They have run 853 plays this season for 5,946 yards, which ranks them 14th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 7 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 288 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Clayton Tune averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 20 passes on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 47.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 136.1. He has thrown for 309 yards this season.
The Cougars rush defense has allowed 497 attempts for 1,969 yards this year, putting them in 83rd place in D-1 against the run. Houston has committed 83 penalties for 734 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 112th in college football. They are 103rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 361. They have surrendered a total of 5,257 yards on D, which is 118th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 69th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 254 passes on 433 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, placing them 128th and 129th in Division 1. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 3,288 yards through the air, which is 128th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Cougars have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 117th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 99% of their extra points, going 69 for 70 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,013 yards on 48 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 56th in Division 1 in punting average. Houston is ranked 73rd in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 150 punt return yards and average 10 yards per return, which is 53rd in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 257 yards on special teams, ranking 117th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 20 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,353.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers are 6th in the country in points scored with 474. They have run 779 plays this year for 5,753 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. The Memphis Tigers average 7.4 yards per play, which is 4th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 268 1st downs this season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Memphis has run for 2,910 yards as a unit, which ranks 6th in college football. They've run 458 times, averaging 6.4 yards per rush as a unit. Memphis has been penalized on offense 83 times for 702 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the country in penalties. Brady White has passed for 2,738 yards this year. He's completed 193 throws while attempting 303 passes for a completion percentage of 63.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 162.4. He averages 9.9 adjusted yards per throw and 9 yards per pass attempt.
Memphis is 82nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 323. They have given up a total of 4,373 yards on D, which is 74th in D-1. The Tigers are 50th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 217 throws on 370 attempts against the Memphis defense this season, ranking them 91st and 100th in the nation. The Memphis Tigers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,657 yards in the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 435 attempts for 1,716 yards this season, putting them in 57th place in the country against the run. The Tigers have had 69 penalties for 638 yards on defense this year. That places them 84th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Memphis is 14th in the country in punt returns with 24. They've totaled 283 punt return yards and average 11.8 yards per return, which is 36th in D-1. They have returned 37 kicks for 527 yards on special teams, which puts them 63rd in kick return yardage. The Memphis Tigers average 14 yards per kick return and they are 3rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,563. The Tigers have tried 15 field goals this year and made 12, which is 55th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Memphis kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 61 for 63 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,675 yards on 40 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 57th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars +7.5
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