Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-7) vs Memphis Tigers (4-4)Date : 11/10/2018
Time : 12:00 pm EST
Location : Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee,
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Memphis Tigers
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will travel to Liberty Memorial Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday for a noon showdown with the Memphis Tigers. The Tigers are coming off a 59-41 road win over the ECU Pirates in their last time out while the Golden Hurricane picked up a 49-19 home win over the UConn Huskies last Saturday as they halted a seven-game losing streak. The last meeting amongst these teams entailed the Tigers picked up the 41-14 road win as they outscored the Golden Hurricane 20-0 in the second half after only a 21-14 halftime lead while passing for four TD’s in the victory against a porous Tulsa defense.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane's Latest Performance :
And while their season has been disastrous, the Golden Hurricane halted a six-game losing streak by taking care of the UConn Huskies in their last matchup. Seth Bonner had four touchdown passes to four different receivers on the night while throwing for only 168 yards. The rushing attack dominated with a total of 470 yards for the game with Shamari Brooks (17 att, 151 yards) along with Corey Taylor II (18 att, 133 yards, TD) led the attack throughout. Of course, this game was the total opposite of Tulsa’s offensive output as they were only averaging 23 points per game in 2018 while their defense, despite being awful in defending the run, has been solid in every other category this year. In all, look for them to play for a winning finish to a season to where their offense failed to produce as well as expected.
Memphis Tigers 's Latest Performance :
The Tigers, even after their last victory, stand at fourth in the division with games versus Houston and SMU looming after their matchup versus Tulsa. In other words, they will certainly not compete for anything within their respective AAC West division, however, with five wins on the season, they are playing for Bowl positioning at this time. If they can somehow pick up a win in this contest versus a two-win Tulsa team along with dismantle an SMU team, this will set up a huge date with a Houston Cougar squad.
In other words, Memphis will bring their dominating rushing attack, which put up 277 yards versus the Pirates of East Carolina, into this matchup led by Darrell Henderson. Henderson surpassed the 100-yard mark versus the Pirates thus making it the sixth game in nine outings that he possessed at least 100 yards on the ground. In all, the Tigers are clicking, once again, after a two-game skid and will like to continue their success versus the cellar team in Tulsa.
How Tulsa Golden Hurricane & Memphis Tigers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Tulsa is 3-5 ATS while the OU is 1-7
Memphis is 4-4 ATS while the OU is 4-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an interesting contest in that one has to wonder how the Golden Hurricane will perform after a great performance in their last outing. Of course, UConn’s defense is much different than the Memphis defense that they will battle on Saturday night, it would be important to note that the Tigers defense does allow over 400 total yards per game along with over 40 points per game this year. With that being said, look for both teams to find success in their bread and butter areas which, for both, is indeed the running game.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Memphis Tigers
My reason for the pick :
As stated, both teams possess dominating rushing attacks, however, the Tigers have done such a better job at continuing their success this season. In other words, they are much more consistent in their rushing attack than the Golden Hurricane. And while he Tigers have had no success ATS in playing Tulsa at home in recent matchups, they will certainly take advantage of a porous rush defense for the Golden Hurricane in this matchup.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
The over has certainly been the play in the past when these teams get together, and I will expect this to be the case in this matchup as each will employ their running games on the opposing defense throughout this matchup. With that being said, with each unit ranking 82nd or below in stopping the run, look for points to be put on the board early and often as the total will certainly exceed its set total in the end.
Betting trends for Tulsa Golden Hurricane:
- Tulsa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa’s last 5 games on the road
- Tulsa is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Memphis
- Tulsa is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Betting trends for Memphis Tigers :
- Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Memphis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
- Memphis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Tulsa
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Memphis’s last 6 games when playing Tulsa