Memphis at SMU College Football Picks and Predictions 11/16/2018
Friday, November 16, 2018
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs host the Memphis Tigers at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Friday, November 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 8.5 point favorites. The Mustangs have an over/under record of 4-5-0 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread. The Tigers have an ATS record of 6-4-0 while their over/under record is 6-4-0.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 6-4-0 against the spread
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 5-4-0 against the spread
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
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/11/18 DL Demerick Gary Targeting Suspension is out the FIRST HALF Friday vs Memphis
11/11/18 DB Jordan Wyatt Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Memphis
11/11/18 DB Rodney Clemons Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Friday vs Memphis
11/05/18 OL Nick Natour Undisclosed is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Memphis Tigers have run for 2,702 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in college football. They've run 415 times, averaging 6.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tigers have been penalized on offense 71 times for 559 yards so far this season, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. They are 6th in the nation in points scored with 446. They have run 705 plays this season for 5,319 yards, which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Tigers average 7.5 yards per play, which is 4th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 247 1st downs this year, placing them 14th overall as an offensive unit. Brady White averages 9.2 yards per pass attempt and 10.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 175 passes on 272 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 166.4. He has thrown for 2,512 yards this season.
The Tigers rush defense has allowed 409 attempts for 1,691 yards this year, putting them in 75th place in D-1 against the run. Memphis has committed 64 penalties for 605 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 92nd in college football. They are 87th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 305. They have surrendered a total of 4,007 yards on D, which is 75th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 54th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 187 passes on 313 attempts against the Memphis Tigers defense this season, placing them 74th and 75th in Division 1. The Memphis pass defense has also given up a total of 2,316 yards through the air, which is 77th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Memphis Tigers have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 12, which is 46th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Memphis Tigers kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 56 for 59 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,472 yards on 36 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 81st in Division 1 in punting average. Memphis is ranked 11th in the nation in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 284 punt return yards and average 12.3 yards per return, which is 33rd in college football. They have returned 35 kicks for 510 yards on special teams, ranking 50th in kick return yardage. The Tigers average 15 yards per kick return and they are 2nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,113.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs are 43rd in the country in points scored with 323. They have run 708 plays this year for 3,917 yards, which ranks them 36th in Division 1 in total offense. The SMU Mustangs average 5.5 yards per play, which is 87th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 191 1st downs this season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 1,317 yards as a unit, which ranks 107th in college football. They've run 343 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. SMU has been penalized on offense 52 times for 487 yards so far this year, which has them 97th in the country in penalties. Ben Hicks has passed for 1,919 yards this year. He's completed 153 throws while attempting 271 passes for a completion percentage of 56.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 132.5. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
SMU is 114th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 368. They have given up a total of 4,315 yards on D, which is 102nd in D-1. The Mustangs are 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opponent offenses have completed 201 throws on 323 attempts against the SMU defense this season, ranking them 97th and 90th in the nation. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,290 yards in the air, which is 73rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 455 attempts for 2,025 yards this season, putting them in 102nd place in the country against the run. The Mustangs have had 64 penalties for 616 yards on defense this year. That places them 96th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is 28th in the country in punt returns with 20. They've totaled 179 punt return yards and average 9 yards per return, which is 66th in D-1. They have returned 36 kicks for 963 yards on special teams, which puts them 2nd in kick return yardage. The SMU Mustangs average 27 yards per kick return and they are 36th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,059. The Mustangs have tried 11 field goals this year and made 9, which is 88th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. SMU kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 36 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,399 yards on 60 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 92nd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -8.5
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