Houston vs. Memphis - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Memphis Tigers (8-1) at Houston Cougars (3-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm (TDECU Stadium)
The Line: Houston Cougars +9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Memphis Tigers and Houston Cougars meet Saturday in college football action at TDECU Stadium.
The Memphis Tigers look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Memphis Tigers have won three of their last four road games. Brady White is completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,511 yards, 23 touchdowns and four interceptions. White has two or more touchdown passes in his last eight games. Damonte Coxie and Antonio Gibson have combined for 1,153 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Kenneth Gainwell has 36 receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 185.4 yards per contest, and Kenneth Gainwell leads the way with 1,067 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 25.8 points and 394.8 yards per game. Austin Hall leads the Memphis Tigers with 55 tackles, Bryce Huff has 3.5 sacks and Quindell Johnson has two interceptions.
The Houston Cougars need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Houston Cougars have lost two of their last three home games. Clayton Tune is completing 55.5 percent of his passes for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. D’Eriq King and Tune have combined for 12 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Marquez Stevenson and Jeremy Singleton have combined for 985 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Tre'von Bradley has 11 receptions. The Houston Cougars ground game is averaging 210.4 yards per contest, and Kyle Porter leads the way with 525 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 32.6 points and 460.6 yards per game. Grant Stuard leads the Houston Cougars with 72 tackles, David Anenih has five sacks and Shaun Lewis has one interception.
The Tigers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games on turf, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cougars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Houston and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Cougars last 5 home games. The over is 6-0 in Tigers last 6 games overall.
The Memphis Tigers are 4-4 ATS in their last eight games as a road favorite. The Houston Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a home underdog. Memphis is coming off that big win over SMU and has topped 40 points in four of its last five games. Houston continues to have issues defensively whenever it plays good teams, allowing 30-plus points in six of its nine games. While Memphis is probably the obvious pick, it's the Houston Cougars that can still clinch a bowl game if it wins out and it's a team that's been competitive all season, with three of their last five losses being decided by single digits. I'll take my chances with the free points and the home team.