Memphis at Cincinnati - 11/18/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (6-4) at Cincinnati Bearcats (4-6)
College Football: Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Nippert Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats +7.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 See the Latest Odds
The Memphis Tigers and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Friday night in a AAC college football game at Nippert Stadium on CBSSN.
The Memphis Tigers look for a bounce back victory after losing three of their last four games. The Memphis Tigers have lost four of their last six road games. Riley Ferguson is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 2,896 yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Ferguson has two or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Anthony Miller and Phil Mayhue have combined for 1,522 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Daniel Montiel has 24 receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 168 yards per contest, and Doroland Dorceus leads the way with 635 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 27.3 points and 444.4 yards per game. Jonathan Cook leads the Memphis Tigers with 66 tackles, Genard Avery has three sacks and Jahmahl Pardner has two interceptions.
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The Cincinnati Bearcats are also in need for a big victory after losing five of their last six games. The Cincinnati Bearcats have to win their final two games in order to become bowl eligible. Hayden Moore is completing 56 percent of his passes for 1,229 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Moore and Gunner Kiel have combined for 13 touchdown passes this season. Devin Gray and Kahlil Lewis have combined for 1,258 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Nate Cole has 46 receptions. The Cincinnati Bearcats ground game is averaging 118.4 yards per contest, and Tion Green leads the way with 635 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 24.9 points and 413.2 yards per game. Eric Wilson leads the Cincinnati Bearcats with 104 tackles, Cortez Broughton has 2.5 sacks and Alex Thomas has four interceptions.
The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bearcats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Tigers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Cincinnati has all of a sudden forgot how to put points on the board, as the Bearcats have produced a combined 19 points in their last three games. Memphis is obviously the better team here and has won two of the last three recent matchups against Cincinnati. However, the Bearcats are at home and it is senior night, so if there was one game for Cincinnati to break out of its funk and put a solid 60 minutes together, it's this one. The Cincinnati Bearcats also still have a chance to become bowl eligible despite their struggles. I'll take a shot with the free touchdown and the hook.