Where: TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
When: Saturday, November 16, 3:30 PM. ET.
The Houston Cougars will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Memphis Tigers on Saturday afternoon.
Tigers Going For Fourth Consecutive WinThe Tigers are having a great season and have won eight of their nine games so far. They are coming off a big win over SMU and will be trying to extend their winning streak to four games when they face the Cougars on Saturday.
Memphis is one of the best offensive teams in the country, averaging 41.1 points per game. The team has been successful in moving the ball through the air and on the ground, which has made them very difficult to defend against.
Brady White has done a good job throwing the ball this year, completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,511 yards, 23 touchdowns, and three interceptions. Kenneth Gainwell leads the team on the ground with 1,067 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.
Memphis has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 25.8 points per game. However, the team has struggled in its last two games and is giving up 44.5 points per game during that span. They will need to play better than they did in their last two games if they want to avoid the upset.
Cougars Going For Fourth Consecutive Win Over TigersThe Cougars have lost their last two games and three of their last four games, but they will go into this matchup with a lot of confidence because they have beaten the Tigers three consecutive times. They will try to make it four wins in a row on Saturday but will need to play better than they did in their last two games to pick up the win.
Houston is a good offensive team, averaging 30.7 points per game. They have one of the better ground games in the country, averaging 210.4 rushing yards per game. They should be able to move the ball on the ground against the Tigers, who are giving up 178.6 rushing yards per game.
Quarterback Clayton Tune has filled in well for D'Eriq King, who decided to redshirt the rest of the season earlier in the year. He has completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 894 yards, six touchdowns, and five interceptions. Kyle Porter leads the team on the ground with 525 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensively, Houston hasn’t looked very good, giving up 32.6 points per game. They have given up 33.2 points per game in their last four games and will need to do a better job to get past the Tigers on Saturday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Memphis is:
- 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 games on turf.
- 9-3 ATS in their last 12 conference games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Houston is:
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week.