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Memphis Tigers Hosting the Houston Cougars Week 7 Odds and Betting Pick

Houston Cougars


Memphis Tigers
Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Liberty Bowl

The Houston Cougars will be gunning for their fifth consecutive SU win over the Memphis Tigers when the AAC rivals clash at the Liberty Bowl on Saturday night. The Cougars have struggled with consistency this season, posting a 2-3 record, while winning just three of their last 10 SU overall.

The Tigers are off to a solid 3-2 start to the season and have rewarded bettors with a 4-1 record ATS, including winning 41-14 as 3-point underdogs last week against Cincinnati and easily covering as 22.5-point dogs in a heartbreaking 42-35 loss to UCLA in Week 2.

Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Houston Cougars opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

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Computer Prediction: Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-25 result in favor of the Tigers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Memphis battles the Houston Cougars, currently with a 2-3 mark (2-3 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 2-3 for the Tigers and 0-5 for the Houston Cougars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs Houston injuries news.

The Memphis Tigers sit at No. 88 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Houston Cougars are at No. 60 on that chart.

How Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Memphis's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 35.6 PPG, against a Houston defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 18.2 PPG. The Memphis aerial game is averaging 231.6 yards per game, more than the Houston Cougars secondary allows through the air, 148.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Houston Cougars feature the league's No. 124-rated road run defense, allowing 323 yards per game. Memphis, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Cougars were Week 6 losers coming out on the wrong end of 17-12 score against Central Florida.

Paxton Lynch led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 311 yards Saturday as the Tigers downed the Bearcats 41-14 at Paul Brown Stadium.

Houston Cougars vs Memphis Tigers Betting Odds Trends

Houston is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games
Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Houston is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Memphis is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Memphis is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Temple, Friday, October 17th
Memphis at Southern Methodist, Saturday, October 25th