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Memphis Struggles to Cover vs Houston

Memphis Quarterback Lynch

Memphis is coming off their first loss of the season and will need to buck some bad history if they are to rebound against Houston Saturday. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their past four games against the Cougars.

Shark Bites
  • The home team is 3-8 SU in the past 11 games between these teams.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of Memphis’ past 12 games.
  • In two career starts cs Houston, QB Paxton Lynch has two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Memphis struggled against Navy’s run game last week as they allowed 374 rushing yards and 5.7 yards per rush en route to a 45-20 loss. Through their first seven games Memphis averaged 47.9 points per game while allowing 26.6. If Memphis wants at shot at winning the AAC they will need to beat Houston this week.

Houston remained undefeated this season with a narrow 33-30 win last week against Cincinnati. The Cougars are the lone undefeated team in the AAC with a 9-0 record on the season, but are tied with both Temple and Navy with a 5-0 conference record.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars were sitting as -5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada, but have since shifted to -7. The total was set at 71 as of Friday.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cougars to win this game on Saturday 37-34. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Memphis Tigers vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars are 9-0 so far on the season, and 6-3 ATS vs the point spread. The Memphis Tigers, meanwhile, are 8-1 and 4-4-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Houston go 4-4-1 and the Memphis Tigers go 6-3 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Memphis injuries news.

The game pits the Houston Cougars, currently No. 16 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Memphis Tigers, who rate No. 14 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Houston's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 44.44 PPG, against a Memphis defense that ranks No. 81 this week at 28.67 PPG. The Houston aerial game is averaging 252 yards per game, less than the Memphis Tigers secondary allows through the air, 290.11 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Memphis Tigers feature the league's No. 48-rated road run defense, allowing 155.25 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Memphis's last outing, Paxton Lynch threw for 305 yards in a losing cause against the Midshipmen, 45-20 at Liberty Bowl.

In Houston's last outing, Gunner Kiel threw for 523 yards to lead the Cougars over Cincinnati 33-30 at TDECU Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Memphis is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Memphis is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Memphis's last 12 games
  • Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Memphis at Temple, Saturday, November 21st
Houston at Connecticut, Saturday, November 21st

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