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Tigers vs Mustangs Betting Preview

Southern Methodist MustangsMemphis Tigers
1-4October 19, 2013, 12:00 | Liberty Bowl1-4

The Mustangs will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Tigers in Memphis at Liberty Bowl on Saturday in Week 8 action.

The Tigers currently sports a record of 1-4, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Mustangs are 1-4 and 1-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Tigers post a 0-5 over under record this season, while the Mustangs have gone 4-1 against the number.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Tigers pegged as -1-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 55-rated Tigers and the No. 70-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 24-10 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

Southern Methodist lost its last outing, a 55-52 result against Rutgers on October 5. Southern Methodist covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 107 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Tigers suffered a Week 7 loss against Houston in their last game, falling 25-15 at Reliant Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Memphis's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 18.4 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 123 this week at 43.2 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 199 yards per game, less than the Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 291.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Mustangs own the league's No. 79-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 186 yards per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 69 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Mustangs at Tigers trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Southern Methodist is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Southern Methodist is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Memphis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Memphis is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Memphis's last 5 games
Memphis is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Southern Methodist at Temple, Saturday, October 26th
Memphis at Cincinnati, Wednesday, October 30th