Memphis vs. Houston College Football Picks & Odds Week 12 Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Saturday, 21 November 2009 03:30
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Cougars host Tigers

The top offense in Conference USA looks to keep racking up the yards when No. 24 Houston hosts Memphis on Saturday at 1PM ET from Robertson Stadium.

Bet Memphis at Houston
Houston is 8-2 this season and 6-3 against the point spread odds. The Cougars are coming off a 37-32 loss to Central Florida last week, but the Cougars are unbeaten at home this season.

Memphis has won three of the last four meetings with Houston. The Tigers are 2-8 on the year and 1-8 against the point spread odds. Memphis is winless on the road this year.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Houston 23-point home favorites over Memphis on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 75.5.

Houston has no issues scoring points, averaging 41 points per-game behind the play of Case Keenum, who leads the nation with 4,194 yards passing and 31 touchdowns. The issue for the Cougars is on defense, where Houston is giving up 30.8 points per-game and allowing 213.3 rushing yards per-game.

Memphis is scoring 21.8 points per-game and has a passing attack led by Will Hudgens that throws for 238 yards per-game. On defense, the Tigers are giving up 33 points per-game and over 250 yards per-game through the air.

The key to this game will be Memphis’ ability to score on Houston and keep up with Keenum. The Tigers have a formidable running back in Curtis Steele, who has rushed for 847 yards and nine touchdowns. Houston has not had points spread odds this large all season, and trends shot that Memphis has faired well against the Cougars. With the spread so large, we suggest a pick of Memphis with the points and the under with the point total so high.

Our College Football Week 12 Free Pick for this matchup is: MEMPHIS +23 and UNDER 75.5.
College Football Week 12 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

MEMPHIS is 6-4 against the spread versus HOUSTON since 1992

HOUSTON is 5-5 straight up against MEMPHIS since 1992

2 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

All games played at HOUSTON since 1992

MEMPHIS is 3-2 against the spread versus HOUSTON since 1992

MEMPHIS is 3-2 straight up against HOUSTON since 1992

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992
Week 12 College Football Injury Report
MEMPHIS

[QB] 09/06/2009 - Cannon Smith has decided to transfer ( None ) 

[FS] 09/24/2009 - Akeem Davis out indefinitely ( Knee ) 

[DE] 10/28/2009 - Justin Thompson out for season ( Knee ) 

[QB] 10/19/2009 - Tyler Bass out for season ( Shoulder ) 

[DB] 11/14/2009 - DA Griffin "?" Saturday vs. Houston U ( Ankle ) 

[DL] 11/14/2009 - Jada Brown "?" Saturday vs. Houston U ( Neck ) 

[HC] 11/10/2009 - Tommy West Fired as head coach. Will finish season. ( Dismissed ) 

HOUSTON

No significant injuries.
Memphis at Houston Odds
Memphis Tigers +23 Over 75.5

Houston Cougars -23 Under 75.5
Bet Memphis at Houston
Posted: 11/21/09 7:30AM ET

 

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