Memphis Tigers vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: The Dome at America's Center in Saint Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-7)
The Memphis Tigers (3-0) are en route to The Dome at America's Center on Saturday, September 23, 2023 where they will attempt to beat the Missouri Tigers (3-0). Missouri is 7-point favorites. The over/under has been set at .
The Memphis Tigers come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this year. In their last contest, the Tigers faced the Navy Midshipmen and earned the victory with a final of 28-24. Blake Watson was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 10 totes for 169 yds (16.9 yards per carry). Seth Henigan connected on 23/35 with 218 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 121.7 and finished the game with 1 interception. Against the run, the Tigers conceded 299 yds on 50 tries, which averages out to 6.0 yds per run allowed. Memphis gave up 10 completions on 20 attempts for 133 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. On the day, they had 66 plays which gave them 408 yards. The Memphis Tigers ran the football 31 different times and accumulated 190 yards, earning them an average of 6.1 yards per attempt.
When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Memphis Tigers are averaging 40.3 points per contest. Offensively they're maintaining an average of 182.7 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 44th in the country. The Tigers have earned 1,348 total yards for the season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Memphis has compiled 5 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground. Memphis has accrued 64 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 11 infractions for 121 yards. They have surrendered the football 5 different times.
Concerning passing yards, the Tigers are conceding 338 yards which has them ranked 3rd in college football. They have conceded 112.7 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 53.0%. For the year, they have relinquished 245.7 yards per outing putting them 7th in D-1. They have relinquished 1 touchdown by air and 2 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt and 133.0 rushing yards per game for the season. For the year, they have given up 399 yards on the ground through 3 games. The Tigers are sitting in 23rd in college football in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 13.7 PPG.
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The Tigers come into this game with a record of 3-0 for this season. For their last game, the Tigers got the victory with a final of 30-27 against the Kansas State Wildcats. Brady Cook (2 TDs) walked away from the contest with 356 yds on 23/35 through the air while his quarterback rating was 170. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.2. Cody Schrader carried the ball 10 times for 58 yds, ending the game with 5.8 yards per carry for Missouri. The Tigers finished the contest with 430 yards and they ran 64 plays (6.7 yards per play). Missouri rushed the ball for 2.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 74 yds on 28 carries. Missouri conceded 35 run attempts for 138 yds (3.9 yds per rush). The Tigers secondary conceded a completion percentage of 64.1%, relinquishing 270 yds on 25 for 39 through the air.
The Missouri Tigers are averaging 397.7 yards/game, which is good for 65th in D-1. The Missouri offense has accrued 146 yds of penalties on 18 violations, which ranks 66th in the nation in terms of giving up free yards. They have an average of 135.7 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 407 yards for this season. They have given away 1 interception while letting opponents recover 0 fumbles and they have been able to earn 63 first downs. When looking at putting points on the board, the Tigers rank 72nd in the nation by scoring 29.3 points per contest. For the season thus far, the Tigers have thrown for a total of 786 yards via the pass as well as an average of 262.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 48th in the nation.
The Tigers are relinquishing 18.7 points per game, ranking them 47th in Division 1. Missouri has conceded a total of 250 yards via the ground game (83.3 yards/game) in addition to 0 touchdown by way of the ground game on the campaign. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 56 pts. They have conceded 6 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 212.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 72nd in Division 1. The Tigers defense has participated in 199 plays, which has them ranked 75th in college football. They have 0 fumbles recovered and 1 interceptions so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -7
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