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Memphis Tigers College Football Betting

Memphis Tigers NCAA Football Betting

With quarterback Brady White leading a host of key players from last year, the Memphis Tigers were hoping to top the 2019 campaign which was the best in school history. However, the head coach from that team, Mike Norvell, moved on to the Florida State Seminoles. Ryan Silverfield, who was Norvell’s assistant head coach, was elevated to the head coaching position for the sake of continuity and the contributions that he made, especially as running game coordinator. While the season has been OK it has hardly been what everyone hoped for. The highlight was a 50-49 win over the UCF Knights in which Memphis rallied from a 43-29 deficit in the fourth quarter. While the Tigers offense remains great at piling up yards through the air based on White’s passing, the red zone efficiency has not been good. And the defense has been atrocious. This week the Tigers will have a potentially tricky and dangerous road game at the Navy Midshipmen. The Middies are not up to past form as their option offense has slipped badly in production, which has had a related effect on the defense.

Memphis Tigers Weekly Odds

Memphis Tigers -11

Navy Midshipmen +11

Total 64.5

Memphis Tigers Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, November 28, 2020 the Navy Midshipmen will host the Memphis Tigers at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Kickoff time is set for 7 p.m. ET with television coverage to be determined.

Navy last played all the way back on October 31 in a 51-37 loss at the SMU Mustangs as 12-point road dogs with the game going over the total of 58. Navy will enter this Saturday’s game with a record of 3-4 both straight up and against the spread with a 5-2 mark over the total.

Navy has national metrics of 118th for total offense, 122nd for passing, 44th for rushing, 100th for scoring, and 80th for turnovers. Navy is traditionally a top ten rushing team and this year’s standing is indicative of their problems.

Defensively the Middies are 95th in the nation, 30th against the pass, 124th against the rush, 110th for points allowed, and 88th for takeaways.

Memphis has gone 17-17 against the spread in their last 34 games. On the road the Tigers are 6-8 vs. the odds. And in American Athletic Conference games the Tigers are 12-11 on the board.

In all games the Tigers are 19-12-3 over the total. On the road the Tigers are 8-6 to the over. And in AAC games Memphis is 12-9-2 to the over.

Navy is 17-14-2 against the spread in all games. At home the Midshipmen are 8-6 on the board. As a dog Navy is 7-8-2 vs. the odds. And in AAC games the Middies are 13-8 with the line.

Navy is 19-14 over the total in all games. At home the Midshipmen are 8-6 to the over. And as dogs Navy is 12-5 over the total.

In this head to head series Navy has gotten the money in four of their last five games against Memphis. Three of those five games also went over total. At Navy the Tigers have failed to cover their last two games against the Midshipmen. Memphis and the Navy went under the total in their last game at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Memphis Tigers Weekly Recap

Last week Memphis hosted the 1-AA Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in a “payoff game.”   This is where a lower tiered program will take a large check from its host to get its brains beat in. And that is exactly what happened as Memphis destroyed Stephen F. Austin 56-14 as 31-point home chalk with the game going over the total of 61.5.

Memphis is now 5-2 straight up, 2-5 against the spread, and 3-2 over the total. The Tigers rank 10th for total offense, ninth for passing, 52nd for rushing, 28th for scoring, and 110th for turnovers. Defensively the Tigers rank 115th in the nation, 126th against the pass, 33rd against the rush, 87th for points allowed, and 31st for takeaways.

The combination of turnovers and weak defense has proven to be the cause for the Tigers drop from 2019 conference champions.

2020 Memphis Tigers Schedule

Date Opponent Score
Sep 5 vs. Arkansas State W 37-24
Sep 12 @ Purdue CANCELED
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 -
Dec 5 @ Tulane -
Dec 12 vs. Houston -
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