Memphis vs Florida Atlantic Montgomery Bowl Odds

Memphis Tigers College Football Betting

Memphis Tigers NCAA Football Betting

It was an interesting and challenging season for both the Memphis Tigers and Florida Atlantic Owls. Both programs had new head coaches. Ryan Silverfield took over as the head man of Memphis while Willie Taggart was the fresh new face that led Florida Atlantic. In an ironic twist, Mike Norvell took Taggart’s old coaching job with the Florida State Seminoles after he led Memphis to their greatest season in program history. Florida Atlantic and Memphis will face each other in the Cramton Bowl from Montgomery, Alabama on December 23. This will be something of a matchup of opposites in that Florida Atlantic has a strong defense with a suspect offense. While Memphis has one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Brady White but a defense that has struggled all season.

Memphis Tigers Weekly Odds

Memphis Tigers -10

Florida Atlantic Owls +10

Total 52.5

Memphis Tigers Weekly Matchup

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, the Memphis Tigers will face the Florida Atlantic Owls in the Montgomery Bowl in Montgomery, Alabama. Kickoff time is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET with television coverage on ESPN or ESPN2.

The Florida Atlantic Owls finished 5-3 straight up, 3-5 against the spread, and 2-6 under the total. The Owls finished in second place in the East Division of Conference USA. Overall, it was a relatively successful debut season for Willie Taggart, who had large shoes to fill when he took over after Lane Kiffin departed for Ole Miss. In many ways, Florida Atlantic was half a team in that they ranked 117th both for total offense and scoring. Defensively the Owls ranked a much more impressive 18th in the country and 9th for points allowed.

Junior quarterback Nick Tronti struggled to a 110.6 QB rating with only 5.6 yards per attempt, 5 touchdown passes, and 2 interceptions.

Florida Atlantic is 17-17 against the spread in their last 34 games. As an away team the Owls are 9-7 vs. the odds. As a dog, Florida Atlantic is 5-3 on the board. And in non-conference games, FAU is 3-8 with the number.

Florida Atlantic is 15-18-1 under the total in all games. As an away team the Owls are 10-5-1 over the total. As a dog, FAU is 5-2-1 to the over. And in non-conference games, the Owls are 5-5-1 over and under.

Memphis is 19-19 against the spread in their last 38 games. The Tigers are 6-6 on the board in non-conference games. As chalk Memphis is 16-13 vs the odds. And as an away team Memphis is 6-10 with the board.

Memphis has gone under the total in just 15 of their last 38 games. The Tigers are 8-8 over and under as an away team. In non-conference games, Memphis is 8-3-1 over the total. And as chalk Memphis is 15-11-3 to the over.

Memphis Tigers Weekly Recap

The Memphis Tigers finished the regular season with a record of 7-3 straight up, 3-7 against the spread, and 3-5 under the total. Memphis wrapped up the regular season with a 30-27 home win over Houston as 7-point home dogs with the game going under the total of 65. Memphis tied for third place with the UCF Knights in the American Athletic Conference.

Senior quarterback Brady White did not quite have the same numbers as last year but he also didn’t have as good of a supporting cast. White finished with a 146.8 QB rating, 3096 yards, 8.0 yards per attempt, 28 touchdown passes, and 9 interceptions. Consider that last year White posted a 165.0 rating with 9.6 yards per pass attempt.

White’s favorite target was junior wide receiver Calvin Austin III. Austin had 60 catches for 1025 yards, 17.1 yards per catch, and 10 touchdowns. Also, factoring was freshman wide receiver Tahj Washington. This season Washington caught 35 passes for 638 yards, 18.2 yards per catch, and 6 touchdowns.

In his first year as head coach of the Tigers, Ryan Silverfield had a pretty good but hardly great year. Memphis was done in by a defense that ranked 104th overall in the country and 122nd against the pass. Another problem was a ground game that finished only 86th in the country for rushing yardage.

2020 Memphis Tigers Schedule

Date Opponent Score
Sep 5 vs. Arkansas State W 37-24
Oct 3 @ SMU L 27-30
Oct 17 vs. UCF W 50-49
Oct 24 vs. Temple W 41-29
Oct 31 @ Cincinnati L 10-49
Nov 7 vs. South Florida W 34-33
Nov 21 vs. Stephen F. Austin W 56-14
Nov 28 @ Navy W 10-7
Dec 5 @ Tulane L 21-35
Dec 12 vs. Houston W 30-27
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