Cincinnati vs Memphis NCAA Football Point Spread Picks 11/29/2019
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -7
Desmond Ridder and the Cincinnati Bearcats go to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Memphis Tigers. Memphis opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The Bearcats are 6-5-0 ATS and 3-8-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 8-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 8-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bearcats took on the Temple Owls and earned the victory by a score of 15-13. Michael Warren II paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 18 yards and he ran for 1 TD in the game. He scurried for 106 yards via 24 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per run. Rashad Medaris led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 19 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 9.5 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Bearcats was Desmond Ridder who went 9/25 with 62 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Bearcats ran the ball a total of 44 times and racked up a total of 148 yards which earned them an average of 3.4 yards per carry. For the game, they ran 69 plays for a total of 210 yards. On the day, the Bearcats earned 14 first downs and they had a total of 9 infractions for 74 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In terms of defense, Cincinnati allowed 25 completions on 45 tries totaling 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. Against the run, the Bearcats allowed 78 yards on 29 carries which is an average of 2.7 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed 310 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Bearcats head into this game 10-1 for this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 29.9 points per contest, which has them at 64th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 197.3 rushing yards per contest which is 5th in the AAC. For total yards, they sit in 10th in the AAC and 92nd in the country with 4,144 yards. The Bearcats have one of the best defenses in Division 1, allowing 19.9 points per contest ranking them 1st in the AAC. In terms of yards on the ground, Cincinnati is giving up 133.7 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the American Athletic Conference and 35th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the AAC and 22nd in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 1,471 yards rushing through 11 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bearcats have conceded 1,975 yards. Opponents are completing 52.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try.
In their last outing, the Memphis Tigers faced the USF Bulls and notched a win by a score of 49-10. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Brady White who went 18/28 with 222 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He tossed 2 interceptions on the day. Kenneth Gainwell led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 34 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 128 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 9.1 yards per run. Kedarian Jones was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 99 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 16.5 yards per catch in the game. The Tigers ran the ball 57 times and earned a total of 353 yards which earned them an average of 6.2 yards per rush. Overall, they finished with a total of 88 plays which added up to 588 yards. On the day, the Tigers earned 31 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Memphis allowed 6 catches on 19 throws for a total of 44 yards, and a completion percentage of 31.6%. On the ground, the Tigers allowed 126 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per run allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 170 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Tigers head into this matchup 10-1. Memphis has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 198.7 rushing yards per contest, which has them at 34th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 2,186 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Tigers average 490.7 yards per game overall putting them 10th in the country and 3rd in the conference. The Tigers are giving up 24.5 points per game ranking them 5th in the AAC and 48th in the nation. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 270 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 166.5 yards per game which puts them at 78th in Division 1 and 8th in the AAC. In 2019, they have given up 1,832 yards on the ground and 16.5 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the nation. They are conceding 195.2 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers are currently ranked 2nd in the American Athletic Conference.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bearcats +7
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