Houston Vs. Memphis: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 19, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The No. 17 Houston Cougars (9-1, 7-0 AAC) bring the 23rd-ranked passing defense in college football into a matchup with the Memphis Tigers (5-5, 2-4 AAC), who have the No. 15 passing offense. The Tigers (+275 moneyline odds to win) hit the road on November 19, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN2 against the Cougars (-9). A total of 59.5 points has been set for the matchup.

Read this article before you place a bet on this game for the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — from team and player stats to key metrics, betting insights and more.

This article refers to odds valid as of November 19, 2021 at 9:02 PM ET. Browse all the current odds for this contest in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Houston Vs. Memphis Betting Odds

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Houston Offense Vs. Memphis Defense

Cougars Offense Stats (Rank) Tigers Defense
38.9 (10) Points/Gm 29.2 (87)
411.3 (55) Yards/Gm 410.4 (98)
266.8 (27) Pass Yards/Gm 259.8 (113)
144.5 (80) Rush Yards/Gm 150.6 (73)
8.2 (40) Yards/Pass 7.0 (43)
3.9 (84) Yards/Rush 3.7 (38)
40.3% (65) 3rd Down % 47.4% (121)
6 (15) Turnovers 5 (116)
9 (76) Sacks 4 (107)

Memphis Offense Vs. Houston Defense

Memphis Offense Stats (Rank) Houston Defense
31.5 (48) Points/Gm 20.8 (26)
451.2 (16) Yards/Gm 291.6 (8)
303.3 (15) Pass Yards/Gm 192.9 (23)
147.9 (72) Rush Yards/Gm 98.7 (11)
8.5 (26) Yards/Pass 7.0 (43)
4.2 (71) Yards/Rush 3.0 (7)
43.1% (39) 3rd Down % 28.4% (5)
12 (89) Turnovers 13 (14)
8 (68) Sacks 9 (54)

When Houston Has The Ball

  • The Cougars offense is 15th-ranked in college football in terms of turnovers allowed (6), and are facing the 116th-ranked team in turnovers forced, the Tigers (5).
  • Houston averages 266.8 passing yards per game (27th in the FBS) compared to the 259.8 per game Memphis allows (113th in college football).
  • The Cougars have the 10th-ranked offense in the FBS, averaging 38.9 points per game. The Tigers’ defense is 87th, giving up 29.2 points per contest.
  • Houston converts 40.3% of its third downs (65th in college football), while Memphis’ defense ranks 121st in that category (47.4%)

When Memphis Has The Ball

  • The Tigers are the FBS’ 89th-ranked offense in terms of committing turnovers (12), and are playing the 14th-ranked team in turnovers forced, the Cougars (13).
  • Memphis ranks 71st in the FBS averaging 4.2 yards per carry. Houston gives up 3.0 per rushing attempt (seventh in college football).
  • The Tigers’ 147.9 rushing yards per game is good for 72nd in the FBS. The Cougars’ defense gives up 98.7 on the ground (11th in college football).
  • Memphis is successful on 43.1% of its third-down plays (39th in college football). Houston’s defense gives up third-down conversions at a 28.4% clip (fifth).
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Houston Betting Trends And Insights

  • Houston has put together a 6-4-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Cougars have covered the spread twice this season (2-3 ATS) when playing as at least 9-point favorites.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the point total five out of 10 times this season.
  • In three of 10 games this season, Houston and its opponents have combined to total more than 59.5 points.
  • The Cougars have yet to lose a game they were the moneyline favorite this season, going 6-0.

Memphis Betting Trends And Insights

  • Memphis is 3-6-0 ATS this year.
  • Memphis and its opponents have combined to hit the over three out of nine times this year.
  • Memphis’ games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 59.5 points in four of nine outings.
  • This season, the Tigers have been the underdog four times and won two of those games.

Houston Players To Watch

  • Clayton Tune leads the team with 2,434 passing yards (243.4 yards per game) and has a 69.7% completion percentage this year (202-of-290) while throwing 21 touchdowns with six interceptions.
  • Alton McCaskill has churned out a team-high 732 rushing yards (73.2 yards per game) and scored 14 touchdowns.
  • So far this year Ta’Zhawn Henry has rushed for 398 yards on 84 carries (44.2 ypg), with six rushing touchdowns.
  • This season Nathaniel Dell has 58 receptions for a team-high 865 receiving yards (86.5 per game) and eight touchdowns.
  • Christian Trahan has added 349 yards on 31 catches and two touchdowns. He puts up 34.9 receiving yards per game this year.
  • KeSean Carter has totaled 331 yards on 26 receptions with one touchdown, averaging 36.8 yards per game.

Memphis Players To Watch

  • This year, Seth Henigan has racked up 2,778 passing yards (308.7 yards per game) while going 187-for-305 (61.3% completion percentage) and throwing 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. He has tacked on 111 rushing yards on 63 carries, averaging 12.3 yards per game.
  • Brandon Thomas has rushed for a team-leading 669 yards on 116 carries (74.3 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns.
  • Rodrigues Clark has 327 yards on 56 carries (40.9 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Calvin Austin III has 67 catches and paces his team with 1,026 receiving yards (102.6 ypg) while scoring eight touchdowns.
  • Sean Dykes has hauled in 36 catches for 548 yards (54.8 yards per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • Javon Ivory is averaging 50.1 yards per game, racking up 28 receptions for 401 yards and three touchdowns.

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