Memphis Tigers vs Hawaii Warriors Prediction, 12/24/2021 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Hawaii Warriors
Date: Friday, December 24, 2021
Location: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex in Honolulu, HI
Odds/Point Spread: Warriors (+3.5)
The Memphis Tigers (6-6) are en route to Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex on Friday where they will take on the Hawaii Warriors (6-7) in the EasyPost Hawaii Bowl. Hawaii opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 60.5.
The Memphis Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 6-6 for this season. In their last game, the Tigers played against the Tulane Green Wave and walked away with a win by a score of 33-28. Rodrigues Clark was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 11 attempts for 28 yards (2.5 yds per carry). Seth Henigan finished 27/42 with 336 yds passing and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 155.1 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. When it came to stopping the run, the Tigers conceded 305 yds on 44 tries, which is 6.9 yds per rush allowed. Memphis conceded 15 completions on 34 tries for 147 yds, and a completion rate of 44.1%. Overall, they ran 76 plays for 392 yds. The Memphis Tigers ended up running the ball 34 times and totaled 56 yds, which is an average of 1.6 yards per attempt.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Memphis Tigers hold an average of 30.1 points per outing. As a team they're averaging 136.8 yards rushing ranking this team at 90th in the country. The Tigers have earned 5,226 total yards this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Memphis has amassed 26 touchdowns through the air and 18 touchdowns on the ground. Memphis has tallied 270 first downs offensively, and they have committed 58 penalties for 475 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 19 times.
When talking about passing yards, the Tigers have conceded 3,011 yds which has them ranked 99th in the country. They have conceded 250.9 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.5%. During this campaign, they are allowing 418.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 97th in Division 1. They have conceded 22 touchdowns by air in addition to 22 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per rush and 167.6 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have conceded 2,011 yards via the running game in 12 games. The Tigers are ranked 91st in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 29.3 points per contest.
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The Warriors come into this matchup with a record of 6-7 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Warriors got the victory with a final of 38-14 when they faced the Wyoming Cowboys. Chevan Cordeiro (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 323 yards on 19/31 passing while his QB rating was 174.3. He had 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 10.4. Chevan Cordeiro carried the rock 14 times for 86 yds, finishing the game with 6.1 yards per attempt for Hawaii. Hawaii ran the ball for 4.6 yards per tote, finishing the game with 167 yds on 36 attempts. The Warriors finished the game with a total of 490 yards and they ran 67 plays (7.3 yds per play). The Warriors pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 62.1%, relinquishing 186 yards on 18 for 29 through the air. Hawaii surrendered 37 running attempts for 119 yards (3.2 yards per carry).
The Hawaii Warriors average 405.0 yards per game, which ranks them 64th in the nation. The Hawaii offense has compiled 586 yards of penalties on 68 infractions, which is good for 85th in college football in terms of helping out the other team. During the season so far, the Warriors have thrown for 3,409 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 262.2 passing yards per game, which is ranked 35th in the country. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Warriors currently rank 64th in Division 1 maintaining an average of 28.8 points per outing.
Hawaii has given up a total of 2,033 yards rushing (156.4 yards/game) and 23 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have allowed 23 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 289.7 yards/game, which puts them in 125th in college football. The Warriors defense has participated in 1,008 plays, which is good for 130th in Division 1. The Warriors are relinquishing 31.4 points per game, which has them ranked 98th in college football. This year, they have relinquished 408 pts.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Warriors college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Warriors +3.5
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