Cincinnati vs. Memphis Prediction
Can No. 18 Memphis find enough offense to cover a double-digit spread at home when the Tigers take on No. 19 Cincinnati today at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
331 Cincinnati vs. 332 Memphis
Friday, November 29, 2019
3:30PM ET – Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Memphis is favored at home in this one, as the Tigers are getting odds of -11.5 points against Cincinnati. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 57.5 points. The public betting currently has 63 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 rolling along
The Memphis Tigers remain hot following a 49-10 win at USF last weekend. Memphis has won five straight coming into this week and they need a win to secure a spot against Cincinnati in next week’s AAC title game. A loss and a Navy win puts the Midshipmen in the game. Memphis is 10-1 on the season, 6-1 in the AAC, 8-3 against the spread and 8-3 with the over.
The Tigers have a prolific offense, averaging 42.2 points and 488.2 yards per game, which ranks top 10 nationally. Defensively, Memphis is giving up 24.5 points and 361.7 yards per game. Brady White has thrown for 3,074 yards and 30 touchdowns this year to lead the offense while Kenneth Gainwell has rushed for 1,294 yards and 12 scores. Damonte Coxier is the leading receiver with 53 catches for 834 yards and eight touchdowns.
Cincy wins ninth straight
Cincinnati is riding a nine-game winning streak right now following a 15-13 win at home over Temple this past weekend. The Bearcats have already punched their ticket to the AAC title game next week against either Memphis or Navy. The Bearcats are 10-1 on the year, 7-0 in the AAC, 6-5 against the spread and 8-3 with the under.
The Bearcats have been led by their defense for the most part, allowing just 19.9 points and 365.2 yards per game. Darrick Forrest is leading the defense with 84 tackles and three interceptions. Offensively, Cincinnati is putting up 29.9 points and 376.7 yards per contest. Desmond Ridder is leading the offense with 1,836 passing yards and 17 touchdowns while also rushing for 432 yards and a score. Michael Warren is leading the ground game with 939 yards and 11 touchdowns. Josiah Deguara is the top receiver with 30 catches for 424 yards and seven touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Tigers are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine Friday games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 conference games.
The Bearcats are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games in November and 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games.
Memphis has won three straight against Cincinnati, covering the spread in two of the three games. The Tigers definitely have the offense to make this game ugly if the Bearcats can’t hold up on defense. We saw Cincinnati get completely dominated by Ohio State. Memphis may not be that strong on offense, but they aren’t far off. The key is will Memphis be able to get stops against the Bearcats. I don’t see Cincy having the ability to keep pace in this game, especially on the road. If Memphis starts fast, there won’t be any stopping them and the game will get out of hand early.
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