Memphis vs. Houston Prediction

Memphis vs. Houston, 11/19/2021 College Football Week 11 Predictions

American Athletic Conference opponents meet in Houston on Friday night at 9:00 p.m. ET when the Cougars host the Memphis Tigers as an 8.5-point favorite. With the total sitting at 60 points, what’s the best bet on the board when it comes to this matchup?

Game Snapshot

317 Memphis Tigers (+8.5) at 318 Houston Cougars (-8.5); o/u 60

9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, November 19, 20201

TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX


Houston Cougars Game Notes

Houston redshirt junior QB Clayton Tune completed 21-of-34 passes for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Houston's 37-8 win over Temple. Houston and Tune (6'3"/215) started slow, but once they got going the really started moving well. Both of Tune's TDs were in the 4th quarter, a deep one to Jaylen Erwin on a busted coverage, and then a short, well-placed dart to Seth Green. It wasn't as good as Tune's shoot out against SMU, but Tune still moved well and completed a number of nice throws. He wasn't required to do much in this one with the running game working like it was, but we've seen him turn it on when necessary. Tune's playmaking will be a bigger deal next Friday against Houston.

Memphis Tigers Game Notes

Memphis freshman QB Seth Henigan completed 15-of-26 passes for 233 yards, three touchdowns and one interception as the Tigers fell to East Carolina 30-29 on Saturday. Henigan (6'3/200) gave Memphis its first points on the day when he connected with wide receiver asa Martin on a 31-yard touchdown to put the Tigers up 7-0 early. Henigan connected with wide receiver Eddie Lewis in the second quarter on a 74-yard touchdown, and found wide receiver Sean Dykes on a two-yard touchdown to put Memphis back up 20-16 in the third quarter. Henigan and the Tigers would go for the win in overtime on a two-point conversion, but failed to covert on the attempt, as they fell 30-29. Memphis will travel to Houston for a matchup with the Cougars next Friday night.

Memphis vs. Houston Week 12 Betting Prediction

The Tigers are 6-0 against the spread in their last six meetings with the Cougars and are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games in Houston. The underdog has also cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams, while Memphis is 40-19-2 at the betting window in its last 61 games played in the month of November. Houston, meanwhile, is 3-11 against the spread in its last 14 games coming off a win of more than 20 points.

College Football Week 12 Prediction: MEMPHIS TIGERS +8.5

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