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 (moneyline odds to win) hit the road on November 19, 2021 at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN2 against the Cougars ( ). A total of points has been set for the matchup.
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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).
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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