Tigers host Red Wolves in Week 4 action
Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Memphis Tigers Odds
The Tigers will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Red Wolves at Liberty Bowl in Week 4 action.
They will face the 2-1 Red Wolves, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Wolves are 2-1 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: On the opening line for this matchup, the Tigers sat as 3-point underdogs, according to 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 72-rated Tigers and the No. 25-rated Red Wolves in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 35-17 win for the Red Wolves on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 116-ranked offense (14.5 PPG) against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 77 at 27.7 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 159 yards per game, less than the Red Wolves give up through the air (280.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Red Wolves feature the league's No. 93-rated road run defense, allowing 301 yards per game. Memphis, meanwhile, ranks No. 108 in rushing offense at home.
Arkansas State won its last outing, a 41-34 result against Troy on September 12. Arkansas State covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total. Michael Gordon ran through the Troy defense for 115 yards in Arkansas State's last game, handing the Trojans a 41-34 setback on Thursday at Liberty Bank Stadium.
Last time out for Memphis, they were a 17-15 loser as they battled Middle Tennessee on the road. Memphis covered in the match as a 8-point underdog, while 32 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Tigers suffered a Week 3 loss against Middle Tennessee in their last game, falling 17-15 at Floyd Stadium.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 10-0
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
A few Red Wolves at Tigers trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Arkansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Arkansas State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Memphis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas State's last 7 games on the road
Memphis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arkansas State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games at home
Memphis is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games at home
Memphis is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
Arkansas State at Missouri, Saturday, September 28
Memphis home to Central Florida, Saturday, October 5