Memphis vs Houston College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Brady White and the Memphis Tigers go to TDECU Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Houston Cougars. Memphis opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The Tigers are 6-3-0 ATS and 7-2-0 when betting on the total. The Cougars are 4-4-1 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Memphis Tigers took on the SMU Mustangs and earned the win by a score of 54-48. Antonio Gibson led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 78 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 97 yards on 3 carries which meant he was running for 32.3 yards per carry. Damonte Coxie led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 143 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 20.4 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Brady White who went 19/33 with 350 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Tigers ran the ball 39 times and added 164 yards which had them averaging 4.2 yards per run. Overall, the Tigers earned 26 first downs and they totaled 16 penalties for 134 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. On the day, they finished with a total of 72 plays for a total of 514 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Memphis allowed 34 catches on 55 attempts for a total of 456 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.8%. Against the run, the Tigers allowed 97 yards on 24 carries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 553 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Tigers step onto the field holding a record of 8-1 this year. For total yards, they currently sit at 3rd in the conference and 28th in college football with 4,279 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 41.1 points per contest, putting them 8th in college football. As a team, they are averaging 185.4 rushing yards per game which is 7th in the American Athletic Conference. The Tigers have one of the average defenses in the nation, allowing 25.8 points per contest ranking them 6th in the AAC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers have allowed 2,610 yards. Teams are completing 53.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt. When it comes to yards on the ground, Memphis is allowing 178.6 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the AAC and 87th in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per carry which has them at 6th in the AAC and 59th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,607 yards rushing through 9 games.
In their last game, the Houston Cougars took on the UCF Knights and ended up taking the loss by a score of 44-29. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Cougars was Clayton Tune who went 18/30 with 179 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 interception during the game. Mulbah Car led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 37 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for 132 yards via 26 carries which meant he averaged 5.1 yards per carry. Tre'von Bradley was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 90 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 22.5 yards per reception for the game. The Cougars ran the ball a total of 49 times and earned 240 yards which had them averaging 4.9 yards per carry. On the day, the Cougars racked up a total of 20 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 40 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the day, they ran 79 plays which gave them a total of 419 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Houston gave up 22 completions on 32 throws totaling 304 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.8%. Overall, they conceded a total of 468 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Cougars gave up 164 yards on 27 attempts which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cougars step onto the field holding a record of 3-6. In discussing the offensive production, the Cougars have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Houston has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 211.9 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 28th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,907 rushing yards through 9 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cougars average 410.8 yards per contest overall ranking them 64th in D-1 and 7th in the conference. The Cougars are allowing 32.6 points per contest ranking them 8th in the conference and 104th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in college football. They are conceding 289.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Cougars are currently ranked 11th in the AAC. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 293 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 171 yards per game ranking them 78th in D-1 and 7th in the American Athletic Conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed 1,539 yards on the ground and 14.4 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +9.5
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