Free Week 8 Prediction: Tigers vs Cougars Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(5-1) Memphis Tigers vs. Houston Cougars (4-2)
Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Houston -3
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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Week eight of the college football kicks off on Thursday night with two games.
The second game to kick off is a huge AAC showdown at TDECU Stadium.
Two teams near the top of the standings face off in this one. The Memphis Tigers makes the trip to Houston to take on the Cougars.
The Cougars have won six of the last seven games played between the two teams. In the last game however Memphis came out ahead 48-44.
The Memphis Tigers have had a really good season so far this year, and with a win in this game would put themselves as the favorites to win the AAC crown.
They come into this game with a 5-1 record with their only loss coming against a UCF football team that is currently 5-0.
For the Tigers their success starts and ends with the offense. They come into this game averaging 40.3 points and 490.7 yards per game.
The offense is led by quarterback Riley Ferguson who has been dynamic this year. He comes into this game having thrown for 1814 yards, 19 touchdowns and five interceptions.
He is going to have to lead another shootout in this game, and they are going to have to hope that he will have done enough when the game ends.
On the defensive side of the ball this team has struggled. They are giving up 33.8 points and over 477 yards per game.
In most games though the defense can make a couple of big stops down the stretch and that has led to the success.
On the other side of this match up is the Houston Cougars who were sailing right along until this last weekend. Before this last weekend their only loss was against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, a team that has proven to be very good this year.
They came into their game against Tulsa as 13.5 point favorites. The defense really struggled, and the offense couldn’t get much going though and that led to Tulsa coming out ahead 45-17.
For the Cougars this year it’s not as high tempo as years past. This years team is more focused on the defensive side of the ball.
The defense has been good this year, coming into this game only giving up 21 points and 403 yards per game. That defense is really going to be tested in this game though as they face an explosive Tigers offense.
To win this game the offense is going to need to step up. They are probably going to need score more then 25.5 points that they averaged this year to come out ahead.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1 in MEM last 8 Thu. games.
- MEM are 2-9-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 6-2 in MEM last 8 games overall.
- HOU are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 conference games.
- Under is 19-7 in HOU last 26 games overall.
- HOU are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
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The Houston Cougars defense struggled against Tulsa, and Memphis is a much better offense.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Memphis +3.5
I think the Tigers will have no issue running up the score, and that will be enough to pull the upset and move them one step closer to that AAC Championship.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Memphis 31 – Houston 27
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