Memphis Tigers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves Prediction, 9/9/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Arkansas State Red Wolves
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Location: Centennial Bank Stadium in Jonesboro, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Red Wolves (+18)
Centennial Bank Stadium is the site where the Arkansas State Red Wolves (0-1) will go up against the Memphis Tigers (1-0) on Saturday, September 9, 2023. Memphis opens as 18-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 58.5.
The Memphis Tigers head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. In their last game, the Tigers took on the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and took home the win by a score of 56-14. Sutton Smith was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 18 attempts for 115 yards (6.4 yards per attempt). Seth Henigan connected on 27/36 with 334 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 160.2 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. Against the run, the Tigers gave up 36 yards on 24 tries, which is an average of 1.5 yds per rush allowed. Memphis allowed 13 pass completions on 24 tries for a total of 39 yds, and a completion percentage of 54.2%. At the end of the game, they had 81 plays which gave them a total of 551 yards. The Memphis Tigers ended up rushing 43 different times and had 208 yards, earning them an average of 4.8 yards per carry.
Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Memphis Tigers are averaging 56.0 points per contest. As a team they are averaging 208.0 yards in the run game ranking them 35th in the nation. The Tigers have racked up 551 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Memphis has earned 2 touchdowns through the air and 5 rushing touchdowns. Memphis has 27 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 5 infractions for 55 yds. They have turned the ball over 3 different times.
The Tigers rank 45th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 14.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 1.5 yards per rush on the ground and 36.0 yards on the ground per game on the year. Overall, they have allowed 36 yards on the ground through 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers are allowing 39 yds which puts them in 3rd in Division 1. They have allowed 39.0 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 54.2%. During the season, they have relinquished 75.0 yards per game which has them sitting 1st in D-1. They have relinquished no touchdowns via the pass and no touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Red Wolves head into this matchup 0-1 this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Red Wolves walked away with a loss by a score of 73-0 against the Oklahoma Sooners. JT Shrout walked away from the contest with 148 yds on 12/26 through the air while his QB rating was 94. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.7. Jaxon Dailey carried the rock 3 times for 11 yds, ending the game with 3.7 yds per carry for Arkansas State. The Red Wolves finished with a total of 208 yds while they ran 50 plays (4.2 yards per play). Arkansas State ran the ball for 2.1 yds per attempt, finishing with 48 yds on 23 carries. Arkansas State gave up 49 rush attempts for 220 yards (4.5 yards per rush). The Red Wolves passing defense conceded a completion rate of 90.9%, surrendering 422 yds on 30 for 33 passing.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Red Wolves are sitting 130th in D-1 holding an average of 0.0 points per contest. The Arkansas State Red Wolves average 208.0 yards per outing, which ranks them 125th in the country. The Arkansas State offense has accrued 111 penalty yards on 14 infractions, ranking them 6th in college football in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown no interceptions while surrendering 1 fumble and they have been able to obtain 10 first downs.
The Red Wolves are conceding 73.0 points per game, which has them ranked 131st in college football. Arkansas State has yielded a total of 220 yards on the ground in addition to 6 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. This year, they have relinquished 73 pts. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 422.0 yards per outing, ranking them 127th in the country. The Red Wolves defense has taken part in 82 plays, which is good for 113th in D-1. They have tallied no fumbles and no picks for the season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Red Wolves college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Wolves +18
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