Memphis vs. Cincinnati - 11/29/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Cincinnati Bearcats (10-1) at Memphis Tigers (10-1)
College Football: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Liberty Bowl Memorial)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -10 -- Over/Under:
The Cincinnati Bearcats and Memphis Tigers meet Friday in week 14 college football action at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium as they close out the CFB regular season.
The Cincinnati Bearcats look for a statement win to close the season out with 10 straight victories. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won four straight road games. Desmond Ridder is completing 56.2 percent of his passes for 1,836 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Ridder has 15 touchdown passes in his last nine games. Alec Pierce and Josiah Deguara have combined for 881 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Rashad Medaris has 20 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 197.2 yards per contest, and Michael Warren II leads the way with 939 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 19.9 points and 365.2 yards per game. Darrick Forrest leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 84 tackles, Michael Pitts has 5.5 sacks and Ja'von Hicks has four interceptions.
The Memphis Tigers also look for a win to close the season out with six straight victories. The Memphis Tigers have won seven straight home games. Brady White is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 3,074 yards, 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions. White has two or more touchdown passes in his last 10 games. Damonte Coxie and Antonio Gibson have combined for 1,430 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Kenneth Gainwell has 38 receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 196.1 yards per contest, and Kenneth Gainwell leads the way with 1,294 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 24.5 points and 361.7 yards per game. Austin Hall leads the Memphis Tigers with 56 tackles, Bryce Huff has four sacks and Quindell Johnson has two interceptions.
The Bearcats are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in November, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games, 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bearcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Memphis and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The over is 35-16 in Tigers last 51 home games. The under is 4-1 in Bearcats last 5 games overall.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-3 ATS in their last six games as a double-digit underdog. The Memphis Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as a double-digit favorite. The Memphis Tigers are the more explosive offensive team, and they have been money ATS at home over the years, usually blowing teams out. With that said, the Cincinnati Bearcats have won nine games in a row for a reason, and it's because they're physical in the trenches and have a defense that punches opponents in the mouth. Cincinnati is not a team to back down and isn't going to flinch an inch in a hostile environment. This line isn't showing any respect to the visitors, and I'll take the points.