Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 9/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020
Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas State (+15.5)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is the site where Brady White and the Memphis Tigers will play the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday. The spread on this game has Memphis as 15.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 67.5.
In their last game of last year, the Arkansas State Red Wolves took the field against the FIU Golden Panthers and ended up getting the win by a score of 34-26. Jamal Jones paced the team in rushing in this contest. He had a long run of 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 59 yards via 10 carries which meant he was running for 5.9 yards per run. Omar Bayless was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 180 yards on 9 catches. He notched an average of 20.0 yards per catch in this contest. Running the show from under center for the Red Wolves was Layne Hatcher who went 27/51 with 393 yards through the air and added 4 TD's. He gave away 1 pick on this day.
The Red Wolves come into this matchup with after finishing last season with a record of 8-5. They were one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 33.7 points per game, putting them 26th in the country. As a team, they had an average of 127.2 rushing yards per game which was 10th in the Sun Belt. For total yardage, they sat at 4th in the Sun Belt and 34th in the country with 5,711 yards. They were one of the dangerous teams in the conference and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Red Wolves had one of the most lackluster defenses in the country giving up 34.2 points per contest, putting them 7th in the conference and 113th in the country. When talking about yards on the ground, Arkansas State gave up 215.1 yards per contest which had them at 7th in the Sun Belt and 116th in D-1. They allowed teams to run for an average of 5 yards per carry putting them 8th in the conference and 109th in the country overall. Overall, they allowed 2,796 yards rushing through 13 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Red Wolves conceded 4,057 yards. Opponents completed 60.7% of the passes they threw against them and averaged 7.4 yards per try.
In their last game last year, the Memphis Tigers faced the Penn State Nittany Lions and went home in defeat by a score of 53-39. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Brady White who went 32/51 with 454 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 2 picks on this day. Patrick Taylor Jr. paced the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 15 yards and he notched 1 TD for this contest. He racked up a total of 50 yards by way of 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.3 yards per carry. Damonte Coxie was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 132 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 16.5 yards per reception in this contest.
The Tigers come into this game after finishing last year with a record of 12-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Tigers had one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. When talking about the points that were being put on the board, the Tigers were ranked 3rd in the conference and 8th out of all the teams in the nation with an average of 40.4 points per game. Memphis made teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 186.7 yards per game, which had them at 39th in the nation. As a team, they compiled a total of 2,614 yards rushing through 14 games, so they'll look to the run game this year to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Tigers averaged 485.1 yards per game overall ranking them 10th in the nation and 3rd in the AAC.
The Tigers allowed 26.4 points per contest ranking them 6th in the AAC and 57th in D-1. When it comes to points given up, they gave up 370 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they allowed 187.6 yards per contest ranking them 93rd in college football and 9th in the conference. Last season, they conceded a total of 2,626 yards rushing. Their passing defense was one of the best groups in the country. They conceded 195.9 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers were ranked 2nd in the American Athletic Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -15.5 and over 67.5 total points
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