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Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Memphis Tigers Week 1 Betting Prediction and Odds

The Memphis Tigers will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks at Liberty Bowl in Week 1 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -24.5 for the Memphis Tigers . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark computer score prediction models picked a possible 32-6 win for the Tigers early in the week. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks vs Memphis Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Memphis Tigers currently sport a record of 8-5, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-8 ATS. The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are 4-8 and 6-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Memphis Tigers post a 8-5 over under record this season, while the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks have gone 9-3 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs Louisiana-Monroe injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 28-rated Memphis Tigers and the No. 120-rated Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Memphis's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 38.85 PPG, against a Louisiana-Monroe defense that ranks No. 122 this week at 39.08 PPG. The Memphis aerial game is averaging 304.38 yards per game, more than the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks secondary allows through the air, 222.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks feature the league's No. 68-rated road run defense, allowing 184.25 yards per game. Memphis, meanwhile, ranks No. 74 in rushing offense at home.

Riley Ferguson's 372-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as WKU earned a 51-31 win over Memphis on Tuesday at FAU Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Louisiana-Monroe at Florida State, Saturday, September 9th
Memphis at UCF, Saturday, September 9th