Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-7) at Memphis Tigers (5-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 10, 2018, 12:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Memphis Tigers -14 -- Over/Under:
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Memphis Tigers meet Saturday in college football action at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look for their first road victory of the season to rebound from a horrible 2-7 record. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane haven’t won a road game since November of 2016, the same time they last won back-to-back games overall. Seth Boomer is completing 41 percent of his passes for 781 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Luke Skipper and Boomer have combined for 11 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. Keenen Johnson and Justin Hobbs have combined for 696 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Keylon Stokes has 25 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 221.3 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with 774 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 27.4 points and 401 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 85 tackles, Trevis Gipson has two sacks and Keanu Hill has two interceptions.
The Memphis Tigers look for a solid home victory to become bowl eligible for a fourth straight season. The Memphis Tigers have won 11 of their last 13 home games. Brady White is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 2,328 yards, 20 touchdowns and three interceptions. White has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. Damonte Coxie and Darrell Henderson have combined for 1,122 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Pop Williams has 25 receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 267.2 yards per contest, and Henderson leads the way with 1,280 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 31.6 points and 417.2 yards per game. Curtis Akins leads the Memphis Tigers with 68 tackles, Bryce Huff has five sacks and T.J. Carter has one interception.
The Golden Hurricane are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 road games, 19-7 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 9-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Golden Hurricane are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Memphis. The over is 14-4 in Tigers last 18 home games and the under is 7-1 in Golden Hurricane last 8 games overall.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane don't get points for beating up on UConn and now look to win back-to-back games for the first time since the end of the 2016 season. The Memphis Tigers become bowl eligible with a victory here, but they've given up 31 or more points in five of their last six games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have covered six of their last eight games as a double-digit underdog. The Memphis Tigers have coverd nine of their last 11 games as a double-digit favorite. You can make a case for either of these teams and the spread, but the bottom line is that Tulsa has been the king of playing in close games and covering spreads when an underdog because of it. It's hard to turn down free points with Tulsa given the way the last two years or so have played out.