Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Memphis Tigers Odds
The visiting Golden Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Liberty Bowl against the Tigers.
They will face the 0-11 Golden Eagles, who own a 3-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 7-4 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Tigers here saw them open at 5Dimes as 3.5-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.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 114 and the Golden Eagles at No. 119 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 20-9 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 22.8 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 115 this week at 37.5 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 167 yards per game, less than the Golden Eagles secondary allows through the air, 224.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles feature the league's No. 114-rated road run defense, allowing 242.6 yards per game. Memphis, meanwhile, ranks No. 78 in rushing offense at home.
Southern Miss was a 34-33 loser in its last match at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 67 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Arsenio Favor led the way last time out for the Golden Eagles, connecting for 374 passing yards, but failing to earn the victory in a 34-33 loss to the Golden Eagles at MM Roberts Stadium.
Memphis won its last outing, a 46-9 result against UAB on November 17. Memphis covered in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 55 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Brandon Hayes ran through the UAB defense for 127 yards in Memphis's last game, handing the Blazers a 46-9 setback on Saturday at Legion Field.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 0-10
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Golden Eagles at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Southern Miss's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss's last 7 games
Southern Miss is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Memphis
Southern Miss is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Southern Miss
Memphis is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Southern Miss
Memphis is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Southern Miss