Memphis Tigers vs Florida Atlantic Owls Prediction, 12/23/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Florida Atlantic Owls
Date: Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Location: Cramton Bowl
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-8.5)
Brady White and the Memphis Tigers (7-3) are headed to Cramton Bowl on Wednesday where they'll meet the Florida Atlantic Owls (5-3) in the Montgomery Bowl. Florida Atlantic opens this contest as 8.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 50.5.
In the last game they played, the Memphis Tigers faced the Houston Cougars and went home with the win by a score of 30-27. Brady White went 22/35 with 246 yards by way of passing and completed 2 TD's. He gave away 1 interception for the contest. Asa Martin paced the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 27 yards by way of 11 carries which gave him an average of 2.5 yards per carry. Calvin Austin III led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 74 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 10.6 yards per catch in this outing.
The Tigers have attained 4,523 total yards for the year. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 142.0 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 85th in the country. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Memphis has compiled 28 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns. Concerning scoring, the Memphis Tigers are averaging 31.6 PPG. When talking about passing yards, the Tigers are giving up 3,030 yds which puts them in 134th in the nation. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 448.7 yards per contest which puts them 114th in college football. The Tigers rank 80th in Division 1 in terms of team defense, giving up 29.7 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per run and 145.7 rushing yards per contest so far this year. Over the course of their 10 games played this year, they are giving up 303.0 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.6%. Overall, they have given up 1,457 yards via the ground game in 10 outings.
For his career, White has thrown for 10,665 yards with 89 touchdowns and 30 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 178 different times for a total of -35 rushing yards. He has a quarterback rating of 152.4 with a TD rate of 7.1% and an interception percentage of 2.4%. He is averaging 266.6 yds per outing. Brady White has connected on 772 of his attempted career 1,248 tosses for a completion percentage of 61.9%.
In their last contest, the Florida Atlantic Owls took on the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and took the loss by a score of 45-31. James Charles led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards and he added 2 TD's for this game. He rushed for 79 yards via 16 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per run. Brandon Robinson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 72 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 14.4 yards per catch for the game. Nick Tronti went 17/33 with 162 yards via the pass and added 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick for the contest.
Regarding how much they score, the Owls are 112th in Division 1 with 20.0 points per game. For the season thus far, the Owls have earned 1,149 yards via the pass along with an average of 143.6 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 117th in the country. They maintain an average of 185.3 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,482 yards overall. The Florida Atlantic Owls maintain an average of 328.9 yards per outing which ranks them 111th in Division 1. The Owls are conceding 16.5 points per game, ranking them 21st in college football. This season, they have allowed 132 points in total. Florida Atlantic has surrendered a total of 1,206 yards on the ground (150.8 yards/game) as well as 6 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have given up 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 175.6 yards per outing, which has them sitting 24th in Division 1.
During the 6 games in his college career, expected starter Javion Posey has completed 30 of his 60 tries for 390 yards. He is averaging 65.0 yds per game through the air with a 105.6 QB rating. Posey has thrown 2 touchdowns compared to 3 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 401 yards on 56 attempts. His TD percentage is 3.3% and his interception percentage is 5.0%.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Owls +8.5
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