Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Memphis Tigers - 12/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Memphis Tigers at Penn State Nittany Lions

Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM (At&T Stadium)

Penn State Nittany Lions -7.0 (-110), over 60.5 (-110)

The Memphis Tigers are facing off against the Penn State Nittany Lions for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Memphis is 12-1 on the year and is coming off a 5-point win against a 20th ranked Cincinnati squad. The Nittany Lions are coming into this game off of a 21-point win, boosting them to 10-2 on the year.

 

The Memphis Tigers are averaging 40.5 points a game and also allow 24.4 points a game. The Tigers have a balance attack on offense, averaging 480.7 yards a game. Memphis averages 196.2 rushing yards a game and also average 284.5 passing yards a game. Memphis allows 372.3 yards a game and only 200.7 passing yards.  

 

The Penn State Nittany Lions enter this game averaging 34.3 points per game and allow 14.1 points a game. Penn State averages 402.2 yards a game and 173.5 of those yards are from rushing yards. The Nittany Lions are great at stopping the run, only allowing 97.7 rushing yards a game.  Penn State is going to need their defense to step up if they want a chance to win and cover the spread.

 

Recent Betting Trends

 

Memphis is 7-5-1 ATS this year.

 

The total has gone over in 7 of Memphis’s last 10 games.

 

Penn State is 6-6 ATS this year.

 

Penn State is 2-4 ATS their last 6 games.

 

In this matchup I like the Penn State Nittany Lions to win and cover the spread. Penn State will be able to do this because they are able stop the run, only allowing 97.7 rushing yards a game and Memphis’s offense is dependent on the run, averaging 196.2 rushing yards a game. Final score prediction, Penn State wins and covers the spread 35-14.

Nate’s Pick Penn State Nittany Lions -7.0

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.