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Miami Beach Bowl College Football Betting Preview and Pick - BYU Cougars Underdogs vs Memphis

BYU Cougars

vs

Memphis Tigers
Monday, December 22, 2014 2:00 PM ET
Marlins Park

The BYU Cougars are 4-1 SU and ATS over their last five bowl appearances. BYU hopes to continue its recent success in bowl games squaring off against the Memphis Tigers in the Miami Beach Bowl.

This will be Memphis' first bowl appearance since 2008. BYU broke out of an 0-4 SU and ATS midseason slump to finish the season strong on a 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS hot streak. Memphis went 6-0 SU over the second half of its season with a 3-3 ATS record over that stretch. The OVER is 5-2 over Memphis' last seven games and 7-2 over BYU's last nine games.

BYU Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Memphis Tigers here saw them open at 5Dimes as -1-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Computer Prediction: BYU Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game on Monday 30-28. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Memphis battles the BYU Cougars, currently with a 8-4 mark (5-7 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 7-5 for the Tigers and 7-4-1 for the BYU Cougars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs BYU injuries news.

The game pits the Memphis Tigers, currently No. 18 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the BYU Cougars, who rate No. 46 in the latest survey.

How BYU Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Memphis Tigers No. 30-ranked offense (34.67 PPG) against a BYU Cougars defense that ranks No. 55 at 25.25 PPG. The Memphis Tigers passing attack has averaged 230.83 yards per game, less than the BYU Cougars give up through the air (266.67 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the BYU Cougars own the league's No. 15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 120.83 yards per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 34 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In BYU's last outing, Christian Stewart threw for 433 yards to lead the Cougars over California 42-35 at California Memorial Stadium.

Memphis cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 41-10 score against Connecticut at Liberty Bowl.

BYU Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Betting Odds Trends

BYU is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games
BYU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of BYU's last 9 games
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis's last 7 games

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