Houston Cougars (3-3) at Memphis Tigers (5-3)
College Football: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Liberty Bowl Memorial)
The Line: Memphis Tigers +3 -- Over/Under: 62 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Memphis Tigers face off with the Houston Cougars Saturday in week 15 AAC college football action at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis.
The Houston Cougars haven’t played in a month and hope to get a game above a .500 record. The Houston Cougars have split their last two road games. Clayton Tune is completing 60.6 percent of his passes for 1,562 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Tune has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Keith Corbin and Marquez Stevenson have combined for 611 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nathaniel Dell has 17 receptions. The Houston Cougars ground game is averaging 158 yards per contest, and Kyle Porter leads the way with 324 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 33 points and 435.2 yards per game. Grant Stuard leads the Houston Cougars with 50 tackles, David Anenih has 4.5 sacks and Hasaan Hypolite has one interception.
The Memphis Tigers look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Memphis Tigers haven’t lost a home game since October of 2018. Brady White is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 2,850 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. White has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 10 games. Calvin Austin III and Tahj Washington have combined for 1,543 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Sean Dykes has 43 receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 149.7 yards per contest, and Rodrigues Clark leads the way with 500 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 30 points and 453.1 yards per game. Quindell Johnson leads the Memphis Tigers with 66 tackles, Morris Joseph has six sacks and Rodney Owens has three interceptions.
The Cougars are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in December and 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Cougars last 7 games overall. The over is 34-16-2 in Tigers last 52 home games. The Cougars are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Houston Cougars haven't played in a month and they lost to all the decent teams on their schedule this season with a defense that has a hard time getting off the field. The Memphis Tigers are coming off a bad road loss to Tulane, but they're still one of the more explosive offensive teams in the country and haven't lost at home in over two years. This line reminds me of the Memphis - UCF game, and I had similar thoughts and said take the points in a game the Tigers could win outright. This line doesn't make much sense.
Give me Memphis.