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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 12
Memphis Tigers (5-5) vs. Houston Cougars (9-1)
Date: Friday, November 19th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Memphis +8.5 / Houston -8.5 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Tigers +270 / Cougars -325
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 60.5
Two teams from the AAC will be battling it out when the Memphis Tigers visit the Houston Cougars.
Memphis is coming off of a loss and Houston is coming off of a win.
The Cougars opened up as 10.5 point favorites and that number is now down to 8.5. I have seen the total go from 59 to 60.5.
Overall, Memphis has not been impressive. They have had their moments, but it has not been great for the most part.
The Tigers dropped to East Carolina in their last game by a score of 30-29. It is always tough to lose a game like that in overtime.
Against the Pirates, Seth Henigan was 15/26 for 233 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 pick. He will be challenged a little more when he goes against a better defense in Houston.
Henigan also happened to be the leading rusher in that game with 12 carries for 61 yards. The leading receiver against East Carolina was Eddie Lewis who had 3 receptions for 93 yards.
The defense has not been a major strength for this team. Truthfully, I am not totally sold on them being able to slow down the offense of Houston.
Cincinnati gets a lot of attention in the AAC, but Houston has had a very good year as well. People should also be talking about these guys.
The Cougars covered and beat the Temple Owls on Saturday by a score of 37-8. They did exactly what they had to do against a team that is not all that good.
Clayton Tune was 21/34 for 224 yards with 2 touchdown passes on Saturday. I look for this guy to have a productive day on Saturday when he goes against that Memphis defense.
The running game was very effective against the Owls. Alton McCaskill had 21 carries for 129 yards with 2 touchdowns. The leading receiver was Seth Green who had 7 receptions for 74 yards.
Overall, the defense for this team has been solid. They looked very good in their last game. Granted, it was not against a great opponent, but they still did their job.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Memphis is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
- Memphis is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against Houston.
- Memphis is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on the road against Houston.
- The total has gone over in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
- Houston is 9-0 SU in their last 9 games.
- Houston is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home.
- Houston is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games at home against Memphis.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
Oftentimes, the games on Friday are not that great, but I am looking forward to this one.
I am going with Memphis at +8.5 in this one.
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Houston is the better team and I expect them to get the victory. I would be surprised if they did not, honestly.
With that said, I feel that the Tigers can keep this thing closer than some might think. Their record may not be great, but Memphis is not some doormat team. They have been competitive in a good majority of their games.
I do feel that the Cougars will eventually be too much for them to handle, but I can see them keeping it within that key number.
Give me the Tigers getting 8.5 in this one.
4* Free Week 12 NCAA Betting Pick: Memphis +8.5
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