Ole Miss at Memphis - 10/17/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (5-1) at Memphis Tigers (5-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Liberty Bowl)
The Line: Memphis Tigers +10.5 -- Over/Under: 69 See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN2
The Ole Miss Rebels and Memphis Tigers square off Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
The Ole Miss Rebels look for their second road victory to remain in the SEC West hunt. Chad Kelly is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 1,862 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Kelly has thrown four picks in his last three games. Laquon Treadwell and Cody Core have combined for 853 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Quincy Adeboyejo has 18 receptions. The Ole Miss Rebels ground game is averaging 188.3 yards per contest, and Jaylen Walton leads the way with 292 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing 19.7 points and 337.5 yards per game. Denzel Nkemdiche leads the Rebels with 38 tackles, Marquis Haynes has 3.5 sacks and Trae Elston has four interceptions. Jaylen Walton and Kailo Moore are questionable.
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The Memphis Tigers look to remain undefeated by getting their first win over a ranked team. Paxton Lynch is completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 1,535 yards, 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Lynch has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Anthony Miller and Mose Frazier have combined for 583 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Phil Mayhue has 17 receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 206.2 yards per contest, and Jarvis Cooper leads the way with 244 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 26.8 points and 438.4 yards per game. Wynton McManis leads the Tigers with 26 tackles, Donald Pennington has two sacks and Reggis Ball has two interceptions. Trevon Tate is questionable.
The Rebels are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Tigers are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October and 6-2-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The underdog is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
This is one of the bigger games in the history of Memphis football, as a win here makes the playoff voters truly consider the Tigers as a playoff team if they can run the table the rest of the way. The Tigers can put points on the board and have an experienced quarterback. I am worried about Memphis' defense here, but I like the value of the points with a team that can score in bunches.
This should be a fun game.