Memphis vs Tulsa NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium
Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium is the venue where Zach Smith and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane will take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday. Tulsa opens this game as 8.5-point dogs. The Tigers are 5-2-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Hurricane are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Memphis Tigers played the Tulane Green Wave and earned the win by a score of 47-17. Kenneth Gainwell paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 18 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 104 yards by way of 18 carries which had him averaging 5.8 yards per tote. Kenneth Gainwell was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 203 yards on 9 receptions. He had an average of 22.6 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Brady White who went 21/29 with 358 yards passing and threw 5 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Tigers ran the ball 34 times and earned a total of 112 yards which had them averaging 3.3 yards per rush. For the contest, the Tigers earned a total of 19 1st downs and they had a total of 8 infractions for 65 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. In the game, they ran 64 plays for 470 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Memphis gave up 15 catches on 29 throws for a total of 187 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.7%. On the day, they allowed a total of 333 yards and earned 3 takeaways. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 146 yards on 34 attempts which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed.
The Tigers head into this game 6-1 this year. For total yardage, they sit in 4th in the AAC and 27th in the nation with 3,267 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 39.1 points per contest, putting them 14th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 187.6 yards on the ground per contest which is 6th in the American Athletic Conference. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 20.4 points per contest which has them at 3rd in the AAC. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers have allowed 1,954 yards. Opponents are completing 50.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.3 yards per try. When it comes to yards rushing, Memphis is giving up 176.4 yards per game ranking them 9th in the American Athletic Conference and 85th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per carry putting them 8th in the AAC and 64th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,235 yards rushing through 7 contests.
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane played the Cincinnati Bearcats and were beaten 24-13. Shamari Brooks paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 68 yards via 16 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.3 yards per run. Keylon Stokes was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 99 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 12.4 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Golden Hurricane was Zach Smith who went 21/43 with 243 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 2 interceptions during the game. The Golden Hurricane ended up running the ball 43 times and earned 134 yards which earned them an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 86 plays for 377 yards. Overall, the Golden Hurricane had a total of 23 first downs and they had 12 penalties for 94 yards telling us that this team had an undisciplined week of practice. When discussing the defense, Tulsa conceded 12 completions on 22 tries for a total of 172 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.5%. Against the run, the Golden Hurricane conceded 145 yards on 41 attempts which is an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 317 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
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The Golden Hurricane step onto the field holding a record of 2-5. Tulsa needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 111.6 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 113th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 781 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Golden Hurricane average 378.9 yards per contest overall ranking them 89th in college football and 10th in the American Athletic Conference. The Golden Hurricane are conceding 31 points per contest ranking them 11th in the AAC and 98th in the country. In regard to points given up, they have given up 217 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are conceding 195.1 yards per game ranking them 103rd in the country and 10th in the American Athletic Conference. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,366 yards on the ground and 18.2 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in D-1. They are conceding 189.7 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Hurricane are ranked 4th in the AAC.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -8.5 and under the total points
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