Memphis vs USF College Football Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Memphis Tigers vs USF Bulls
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: USF +15.5
Brady White and the Memphis Tigers are headed to Raymond James Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the USF Bulls. Memphis opens this matchup as 15.5-point favorites. The Tigers are 7-3-0 ATS and 8-2-0 when betting on the total. The Bulls are 4-5-1 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Memphis Tigers went up against the Houston Cougars and ended up getting the victory by a score of 45-27. Kenneth Gainwell led the team on the ground in the game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 99 yards by way of 17 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per tote. Damonte Coxie was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 93 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 23.3 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Brady White who went 22/33 with 341 yards through the air and completed 5 TD's. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Tigers rushed the ball a total of 39 times and totaled 164 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt. For the contest, the Tigers racked up 29 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they ran 74 plays for a total of 531 yards. When discussing the defense, Memphis gave up 14 completions on 22 attempts for a total of 157 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. Against the run, the Tigers gave up 99 yards on 30 runs which is an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they allowed 256 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Tigers head into this game 9-1 this year. For total yards, they are currently ranked 3rd in the conference and 17th in D-1 with 4,810 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 41.5 points per contest, ranking them 8th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 183.3 rushing yards per game which is 7th in the conference. The Tigers have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 25.9 points per contest ranking them 6th in the AAC. When it comes to yards on the ground, Memphis is allowing 170.6 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the American Athletic Conference and 81st in the nation. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per rush putting them 6th in the conference and 56th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,706 yards rushing through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have allowed 2,977 yards. Opponents are completing 54.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the USF Bulls faced the Cincinnati Bearcats and lost 20-17. Jordan Cronkrite led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 78 yards by way of 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per run. Randall St. Felix was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 70 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 35.0 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Bulls was Jordan McCloud who went 18/27 with 267 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Bulls rushed the ball a total of 47 times and generated 171 yards which earned them an average of 3.6 yards per rush. Overall, the Bulls totaled 18 1st downs and they had a total of 6 infractions for 55 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they totaled 74 plays for 438 yards. When discussing the defense, USF allowed 9 catches on 18 tries totaling 78 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 278 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Bulls allowed 200 yards on 48 attempts which is an average of 4.2 yards per carry allowed.
The Bulls head into this game 4-6. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Bulls have one of the average offenses in the nation. USF has made teams respect their running game by averaging 167.8 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 58th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,678 yards rushing through 10 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Bulls average 355.3 yards per game overall ranking them 105th in the nation and 11th in the AAC. The Bulls are allowing 26.4 points per game ranking them 7th in the AAC and 57th in Division 1. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 264 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 194.7 yards per contest which puts them at 101st in the nation and 9th in the American Athletic Conference. This year, they have given up 1,947 yards on the ground and 20 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in Division 1. They are conceding 173 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bulls currently sit at 1st in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bulls +15.5
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