Cincinnati vs Memphis NCAA Football Game Picks 12/7/2019
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -10.5
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is the venue where Brady White and the Memphis Tigers will take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday. The odds on this game have Memphis as 10.5-point favorites. The Bearcats are 7-5-0 ATS and 3-9-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 8-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 8-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Cincinnati Bearcats took on the Memphis Tigers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 34-24. Michael Warren II led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 39 yards and he tallied 1 TD during the game. He rushed for 122 yards via 21 carries which gave him an average of 5.8 yards per run. Alec Pierce led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 77 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 19.3 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Bearcats was Ben Bryant who went 20/32 with 229 yards passing and added 1 TD. He gave away 2 interceptions on the day. The Bearcats ran the football 45 times and earned a total of 178 yards which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per run. In all, they ran 77 plays which gave them a total of 407 yards. Overall, the Bearcats had a total of 20 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 50 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Cincinnati allowed 15 completions on 26 throws totaling 233 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.7%. Against the run, the Bearcats allowed 199 yards on 38 runs which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up 432 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Bearcats step onto the field holding a record of 10-2 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they sit in 10th in the AAC and 90th in Division 1 with 4,552 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 29.4 points per contest, putting them 64th in Division 1. As a team, they are averaging 195.7 yards on the ground per game which is 5th in the American Athletic Conference. The Bearcats have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 21.1 points per contest putting them 1st in the conference. In regard to rushing yards, Cincinnati is giving up 139.2 yards per game putting them 2nd in the conference and 45th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per carry putting them 3rd in the AAC and 27th in the nation overall. In total, they have conceded 1,670 rushing yards through 12 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Bearcats have allowed 2,203 yards. Opponents are completing 52.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try.
In their last contest, the Memphis Tigers played the Cincinnati Bearcats and earned the victory by a score of 34-24. Kenneth Gainwell paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 32 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 87 yards on 15 carries which gave him an average of 5.8 yards per carry. Damonte Coxie was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 145 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 24.2 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Brady White who went 15/26 with 233 yards passing and added 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception on the day. The Tigers ran the football 38 times and racked up 199 yards which had them averaging 5.2 yards per carry. In all, they ran 64 plays which gave them a total of 432 yards. Overall, the Tigers earned 21 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 47 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When it comes to their defensive performance, Memphis gave up 20 catches on 32 attempts totaling 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 62.5%. In the running game, the Tigers gave up 178 yards on 45 runs which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 407 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 11-1. Memphis is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 196.4 rushing yards per contest, putting them 34th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 2,357 yards rushing through 12 games, 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 483.5 yards per contest overall ranking them 10th in D-1 and 3rd in the conference. The Tigers are giving up 24.4 points per contest which puts them at 5th in the conference and 48th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the elite units in Division 1. They are giving up 198 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers currently sit at 2nd in the conference. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 293 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are conceding 167.5 yards per game which puts them at 77th in college football and 7th in the American Athletic Conference. For 2019, they have given up a total of 2,010 rushing yards and 19.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Bearcats/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -10.5
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