Memphis vs. Cincinnati Prediction
Following a big road win last Saturday night at SMU, No. 7 Cincinnati returns home to host Memphis at 12:00 p.m. ET. Despite the offensive firepower on both sides, is the total in today’s game set too high at 56.5?
137 Memphis Tigers (+6.5) at 138 Cincinnati Bearcats (-6.5); o/u 56.5
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 31, 2020
Memphis Tigers Game Notes
Memphis redshirt freshman WR Tahj Washington caught five passes for 77 yards with two touchdowns in a 41-29 victory over Temple on Saturday. Washington (5’10/170) opened the scoring with a three-yard scoring pass from Brady White in the first quarter, and the two connected again on a 26-yard score in the middle of the third to open the Tigers’ lead to 27-15. The three-star signing has impressed over these last two games, as this strong outing comes after a 7-131-2 line in the win over UCF last Saturday. Washington should be involved again in a marquee contest against Cincinnati on Halloween.
Clemson Tigers Game Notes
Clemson junior QB Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play on Saturday against Boston College. “Trevor has authorized us this evening to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now in isolation,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement Thursday. “He is doing well with mild symptoms but will not be available for this week’s game against Boston College.” The 6-foot-6, 220-pound quarterback is one of the top players in the sport, and is considered not only a favorite for the Heisman Trophy, but also to be the first pick in the 2021 draft. D.J. Uiagalelei or Prince Phommachanh will be under center against the Eagles on Saturday.
Memphis vs. Cincinnati Betting Prediction
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 5-2-1 in the Tigers’ last eight games overall. The under is also 4-1-1 in Memphis’ last six conference games and is 4-0 in its last four games after allowing more than 450 total yards in its previous game. On the other side, the under is 7-0 in the Bearcats’ last seven conference games, is 9-1 in their last 10 home games and is 6-1 in their last seven games as a favorite.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 BETTING PREDICTION: MEMPHIS/CINCINNATI UNDER 56.5