South Alabama at Memphis College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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The South Alabama Jaguars head to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 27.5 point favorites. The Jaguars are 1-1-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-0-0. The Tigers are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-1-0.
Valuable South Alabama Jaguars Betting Trends
The South Alabama Jaguars are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The South Alabama Jaguars are 1-1-1 against the spread
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key South Alabama Jaguars Injuries
09/16/18 LS Andrew Zink Knee is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
09/16/18 LB Roy Yancey Leg is questionable Saturday vs Memphis
09/15/18 QB Cole Garvin Suspension is out indefinitely
08/18/18 WR Malik Stanley Suspension is out indefinitely
08/15/18 DE Rocel McWilliams Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
09/16/18 WR Sam Craft Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Alabama
Useful Offensive Statistics
The South Alabama Jaguars are 84th in the country in points scored with 80. They have run 197 plays this year for 904 yards, which ranks them 111th in Division 1 in total offense. The Jaguars average 4.6 yards per play, which is 118th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 39 1st downs this season, ranking them 124th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground South Alabama has run for 411 yards as a unit, which ranks 93rd in college football. They've run 107 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Jaguars have been penalized on offense 34 times for 310 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the country in penalties. Evan Orth has passed for 429 yards this year. He's completed 42 throws while attempting 64 passes for a completion percentage of 65.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.3. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
South Alabama is 116th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 116. They have given up a total of 1,431 yards on D, which is 113th in D-1. The Jaguars are 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 62 throws on 103 attempts against the South Alabama Jaguars defense this season, ranking them 95th and 94th in the nation. The South Alabama pass defense has also surrendered a total of 876 yards in the air, which is 109th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 143 attempts for 555 yards this season, putting them in 96th place in the country against the run. The Jaguars have had 21 penalties for 215 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 967 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in college football. They've run 106 times, averaging 9.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Memphis Tigers have been penalized on offense 21 times for 158 yards so far this season, which has them 46th in the country in penalties. They are 14th in the nation in points scored with 146. They have run 197 plays this season for 1,809 yards, which ranks them 31st in Division 1 in total offense. Memphis averages 9.2 yards per play, which is 1st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 72 1st downs this year, placing them 37th overall as an offensive unit. Brady White averages 9.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 56 passes on 79 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 192.2. He has thrown for 772 yards this season.
The Memphis Tigers rush defense has allowed 140 attempts for 497 yards this year, putting them in 84th place in D-1 against the run. Memphis has committed 10 penalties for 86 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in college football. They are 50th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 58. They have surrendered a total of 802 yards on D, which is 26th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 5th in yards per play allowed with 3.9. Opposing offenses have completed 37 passes on 67 attempts against the Memphis defense this season, placing them 17th and 21st in Division 1. The Memphis Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 305 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Jaguars/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -27.5
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