Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars Match Details and Predictions

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The Memphis Tigers team is scheduled to make the journey to Houston for the Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars match. The game will take place on Friday, November 19, at 8 PM CT. The Houston Cougars have an all-time series lead against the Memphis Tigers. The Houston Cougars are ranked among the top 20 teams in the AFCA Coaches Poll. Various sportsbooks have opened as a five-point favorite for the Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars matches. The team will come into the match with a good overall win record and no defeats in the AAC this season. The team defeated Temple comprehensively a few days ago. This season, the Memphis Tigers will enter the Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars match with an equal win and loss tally and with more losses than wins in the AAC.

 

A few days ago, the Memphis Tigers were defeated by East Carolina in overtime in a tightly contested match. Seth Henigan led the group with an interception, two touchdowns, and over two hundred yards of coverage. He also led the team in rushing with more than sixty yards on the ground. Meanwhile, the Houston Cougars won more than eight consecutive matches after a loss to Texas Tech. They defeated the Temple Owls and now lead the AAC by one match ahead of the Cincinnati Bearcats. With the victory, the Houston Cougars have also maintained their perfect conference record. The Houston Cougars have more than four consecutive victories over the Memphis Tigers and several straight covers. These include wins in each of the last couple of seasons.

 

About qualifying for the conference championship match, Cougars coach Dana Holgorsen said, "It is not what our focus is right now. It is a goal. I am proud of the guys for accomplishing their goals. We have got unfinished business here before we start thinking about that. It is good for the program. It is a goal that we wanted to achieve, and we checked that off. There is still much football to be played, and our focus is going to be on Memphis. That game is big. That is a rivalry game, a conference game, the last home game, Senior Night. Friday night ESPN game. We should have a great crowd. That is our focus here, moving forward right now.”

 

Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield added, "Obviously, I had to put that chapter to close quickly and jump on Houston in a short week. They have won nine straight by (an average) margin of 22 points. They are rolling and red hot, and we have got to play in a tough environment at their place. We know what is at stake, but we know our guys will continue to fight and look for a great week of preparation."

 

How can Memphis win in the Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars match?

 

The Memphis Tigers had a winning streak of more than fourteen matches in recent times and was stopped by a stunning defeat at the hands of the Navy the previous week. That match was tied midway through the third quarter. But the Memphis Tigers were outscored from that point in getting their first defeat since the past year, which coincidentally was to Houston. In that match, the Memphis Tigers were only outplayed by their rivals by nearly twenty yards but gave up some big plays in the third quarter and lost the turnover fight. Before that, the Memphis Tigers had gained victory in their first seven season matches. They averaged nearly fifty points per match. The Memphis Tigers have also out rushed most of their rivals in the season. If they can gain victory in the ground battle in the scheduled Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars match, the team has a great chance of covering the spread.

 

How can Houston win in the Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars match?

 

The Houston Cougars were perfect on the season with a win over Cincinnati the previous week, moving to more than eight wins overall and five in AAC play. The Houston Cougars got a lead midway in the first quarter and never trailed after that. But the Houston Cougars gave up the cover as favorites when they allowed a touchdown by the Bearcats with only a few minutes left on the clock. In that match, Cincinnati's Houston Cougars were outgained by more than one hundred and fifty yards, but they outrushed the Bearcats. Kenneth Farrow and Greg Ward Jr. ran back, hit the century mark, and got the time of possession by more than ten minutes.

 

A few weeks ago, the Houston Cougars defeated Vanderbilt, and they covered more than ten points. A week before that, they defeated Central Florida and covered more than twenty points in the process. They also defeated Tulane and covered a similar number of points. On the season, the Houston Cougars have won more matches against the spread despite favoring most of the scheduled games.

 

Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars Spread and Over/Under

 

Spread:

Houston: -9.5  (-110) 

Memphis: +9.5 (-110) 

 

Moneyline:

Houston: -330

Memphis: +270

 

Total:

62.0 (Over -110/Under -110)

 

Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars Betting Trends

 

- The Memphis Tigers are 2-5 in more than six matches.

- The UNDER is 10-4 in nearly fifteen games for the Memphis Tigers 

- The Memphis Tigers are 0-8 ATS in their more than seven away matches 

- The Memphis Tigers are undefeated in their previous five matches against the Houston Cougars.  

- The Houston Cougars have won more than five of their previous eight matches. 

- The OVER is only a couple of losses in the previous seven matches of the Houston Cougars. 

- The OVER has only one loss in the previous five matches between the teams.

 

Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars Prediction

 

In this vital match at the AAC West Division, the Memphis Tigers have an edge on offense. The Houston Cougars have the better defense. Usually, the better defense has a better chance of winning. But the Memphis Tigers are coming off from a loss against the Navy and might be looking for a rebound. Despite the defeat, the Memphis Tigers played tough and only barely lost. But many fans think that the defeat just about took out all the remaining life from the current squad, and they do not think the team can get back from here. They may not have what it takes to keep the speed on offense, and their defense is leaking more than twenty points per game.

 

Also, while the Cougars have lost several consecutive matches in this series, a previous couple of matches over the last few seasons have been very close, and the Houston Cougars are a far superior team. Alton McCaskill and Clayton Tune led the offense that has scored more than thirty points per match and has covered most of their previous matches this season. The Houston Cougars have a lot to play for and will not let the Memphis Tigers dictate their terms. We predict the Houston Cougars to win the Memphis Tigers at Houston Cougars football match.

 

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