Houston vs. Memphis Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 12 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 14, 2021, 4:40 pm

The No. 17 Houston Cougars (9-1, 0-0 AAC) will have their 19th-ranked pass defense on display versus the Memphis Tigers (5-5, 0-0 AAC) and the No. 18 passing attack in the nation, on Friday, November 19, 2021. The Cougars are favored, by 10 points. The predicted point total for the game is 62.5.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Houston stats and betting info

Betting trends for Houston

  • Houston is 6-4-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Cougars have a 2-3 record against the spread when favored by 10 points or more this season.
  • The teams have hit the over in six of Houston’s 10 games with a set total .
  • This season, Houston games have seen a combined score higher than this game’s 62.5-point over/under just twice.
  • On average, the over/under in Cougars games is 7.3 points fewer than the over/under of 62.5 points in this matchup.
  • The Cougars average 412.7 yards per game, just 2.4 more than the 410.3 the Tigers give up per outing.
  • When Houston piles up over 410.3 yards, the team is 5-0.
  • The Cougars have eight giveaways this season, while the Tigers have nine takeaways .
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 268.2 (2682) 31
Rush yards 144.5 (1445) 86
Points scored 38.9 (389) 10
Pass yards against 193.2 (1932) 19
Rush yards against 99.2 (992) 8
Points allowed 20.8 (208) 26

Key players for Houston

  • Clayton Tune has 2,448 passing yards (244.8 ypg) to lead Houston, completing 69.8% of his passes and collecting 21 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season.
  • Alton McCaskill’s team-high 732 rushing yards (73.2 per game) have come on 144 carries, with 14 touchdowns this year.
  • Nathaniel Dell’s team-leading 865 receiving yards (86.5 yards per game) have come on 58 receptions with eight touchdowns.
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Memphis stats and betting info

Betting trends for Memphis

  • Memphis’ ATS record is 3-6-0 this season.
  • Memphis games have hit the over in four out of nine opportunities (44.4%).
  • This season, three games Memphis played finished with a combined score over 62.5 points.
  • Tigers games have an over/under of 62.4 points this season, 0.1 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.
  • The Tigers average 449.6 yards per game, 157.2 more yards than the 292.4 the Cougars allow.
  • Memphis is 4-4 overall when the team amasses over 292.4 yards.
  • This season the Tigers have 17 turnovers, two fewer than the Cougars have takeaways (19).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 303.3 (3033) 18
Rush yards 146.3 (1463) 80
Points scored 31.5 (315) 46
Pass yards against 260.0 (2600) 107
Rush yards against 150.3 (1503) 67
Points allowed 29.2 (292) 87

Key players for Memphis

  • Seth Henigan has 2,778 passing yards (277.8 ypg) to lead Memphis, completing 61.1% of his passes and tossing 21 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s also contributed on the ground with 102 rushing yards (10.2 ypg) on 63 carries.
  • Brandon Thomas’ team-high 669 rushing yards (66.9 per game) have come on 116 carries, with eight touchdowns this year.
  • Calvin Austin III’s 1,026 receiving yards (102.6 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 67 receptions and eight touchdowns.

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