SMU vs. Memphis Prediction
Who has the edge in the big national spotlight game this evening when No. 24 Memphis plays host to No. 15 SMU at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
359 SMU vs. 360 Memphis
Saturday, November 2, 2019
7:30PM ET – Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Memphis is favored at home, as the Tigers are getting odds of -6 points against SMU. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 71.5 points. The public betting currently has 56 percent going on Memphis as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Memphis looking for a big win
The Memphis Tigers have just one loss this season, which came at Temple by two points nearly a month ago. Since then, they have won back-to-back games, including a 42-41 win at Tulsa last weekend. Memphis is now 7-1 on the season, 3-1 in the AAC, 5-3 against the spread and 6-2 with the over.
Memphis is putting up 39.5 points and 470.6 yards per game on offense this season while the defense is allowing 23 points and 375 yards per contest. Leading the offense is Kenneth Gainwell, who has rushed for 979 yards and 11 touchdowns. Brady White has thrown for 2,161 yards and 20 touchdowns with just four interceptions, while Damonte Coxie caught 37 passes for 529 yards and three scores.
SMU staying perfect
The SMU Mustangs are still unbeaten following a 34-31 win at Houston last week. SMU is now 8-0 on the season with a 4-0 mark in the AAC. The Mustangs are 6-2 against the spread and 7-1 with the over.
SMU has been one of the top offenses in the nation this season, averaging 43 points and 504.1 yards per game. The defense is giving up 27.8 points and 387.5 yards per contest. Shane Buechele has thrown for 2,325 yards and 20 touchdowns with seven interceptions to lead this offense while Xavier Jones has rushed for 884 yards and 14 scores. Reggie Roberson Jr. and James Proche have combined for 104 receptions for 1,495 yards and 15 touchdowns. Roberson is questionable to play tonight with a foot injury. The SMU defense is led by Rodney Clemons, who has 40 tackles and four interceptions.
College Football Betting Trends
Memphis is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 conference games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf.
The Mustangs are 5-1 against the spread in their last six against a winning team and 5-2 ATS in their last seven following a win.
Memphis has had SMU’s number for quite a while. The Tigers have won and covered in five straight against the Mustangs, with all five wins combing by double figures. SMU has had some nice wins this year, including a big victory at TCU. However, the Mustangs can no longer sneak up on anyone. Memphis knows it is in a big game at home. This is the biggest game SMU has had in quite some time with the national spotlight clearly on them this evening. Memphis has been in big games before and come out on top. I think the Tigers will be the calmer team early and that will allow them to establish a lead they can hold on to. I like the Tigers at home to get past the rattled Mustangs.
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