Free Week 13 Prediction: Cougars vs Tigers Odds
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(9-2) Houston Cougars vs. Memphis Tigers (7-4)
Date: Friday November 25
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Houston has two top 10 wins but struggled in some unexpected league games. Even though they are the class of the AAC they are not going to play in the conference championship game.
This one is all about what bowl game they get slotted too…and maybe keeping their coach.
With a new coach at the helm and losing their starting quarterback to the NFL the Tigers were expected to slide.
Other than a home loss to Tulsa this group has held their own and looks to be an established contender in the AAC.
They lost by a point at Houston last year and a home win this season would be a great way to end the season.
Greg Ward is having an interesting senior season.
Throwing the ball he has been about as good as he was a year ago but as a runner, injuries have slowed him down.
The threat is still there but last year he made several plays a game with his feet that often were the difference – they are only 88th in the nation in rushing.
Since their stunning loss against SMU they have won three in a row, including a huge win over Louisville last week. After that one it would be natural for there to be a letdown.
Especially with the rumours surrounding the coach.
The Cougars defense does not get attention but they have been strong all season and only give up 20ppg. That is pretty good given who they have played out of conference – Louisville and Oklahoma combined for just 33 points.
DT Ed Oliver is the best player on the stop unit. A 5 star recruit he was recruited by the Sooners and every other top program before choosing to stay close to home. He is day to day at the moment.
The Tigers had one of the biggest routs of the season when they whipped Bowling Green 77-3 in week three. Other than that though it has been a string of steady performances.
QB Riley Ferguson, who started his career at Tennessee has filled in ably for Paxton Lynch and assuming he returns for his senior season could be even better – unfortunately his status at the moment is unclear, which is why there is no line on the game at the moment.
Backup Jason Scott has looked solid in limited action as a backup and the running game is OK.
The Tigers defense is not as good as Houston. Overall their numbers are not terrible but they do not have the same calibre of talent and sometimes struggle to get opponents off the field.
A couple of weeks ago they had no answer wo USF QB Quentin Flowers, who is similar in style to Ward.
He rushed for 210 yards while passing for 263 in a loss. Last year Ward did not play much against the Tigers due to injury.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Cougars are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Cougars are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games.
- Tigers are 0-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 home games.
Free Week 13 NCAA Football Prediction
It is the last game of the season and you had to think Memphis had this one circled for a while hoping they could shatter Houston’s dream season.
So much has changes and they may not have their starter at QB so getting behind them is going to be difficult.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: No line currently posted. Final score pick provided below.
I am expecting Houston to be at least a TD favourite in this one. As long as it is below 10 points I recommend getting behind the Cougars. Anything more than that makes me nervous because they are not really playing for anything right now.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: Houston 38 – Memphis 24
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