Boost Your NCAAF Betting Action as Tulsa Hosts No. 18 Memphis!
The unbeaten Memphis Tigers will look to keep their pristine record intact when they hit the road to face a Tulsa Golden Hurricanes team that has largely struggled this season and comes into this matchup off a humbling loss the last time out. Now, let’s find out why this Week 8 pairing is a virtual lock and how it can enhance you NCAAF Betting Action!
No. 18 Memphis Tigers at Tulsa Golden Hurricane
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, October 23, 2015
Where: Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, Oklahoma
NCAAF Betting Odds: Memphis -10.5
Tigers ranked among the top 20 in both national polls this week. pic.twitter.com/SGpVhiIrTN
— Memphis Tigers (@TigersAthletics) October 18, 2015
Memphis Tigers (6-0 SU, 3-2-1 ATS)
The 18th-ranked Tigers made my Week 7 pick for them to cash in look great as they completely overwhelmed once, third-ranked Ole Miss in their convincing 37-24 win as a 10-point home underdog. The Tigers got another fine performance from underrated quarterback Paxton Lynch as the junior signal-caller completed 39 of 53 passes for 384 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
“I think there was a moment of realization today,” head coach Justin Fuente said. “My message to the team was, you don’t have to be better than you are. You don’t have to be someone you aren’t. The best you is what we need. We need you to prepare and for you to play well.
Memphis is averaging a whopping 46.0 points per game to rank fourth in the nation while ranking 11th in passing (343.2 ypg) and a respectable 45th in rushing (189.7 ypg).
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-3 SU, 3-2-1 ATS)
Tulsa scored an impressive 17 fourth quarter points, but it was a case of too little too late as they fell to East Carolina 30-17 on Saturday, although they did manage to narrowly cover the spread as a 14-point road dog.
Quarterback Dane Evans was limited to 19 of 32 passing for 199 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss and the Hurricane allowed ECU signal-caller Shane Carden to throw four touchdown passes while helping give the Pirates a 20-0 lead at the half that they would not relinquish.
The Golden Hurricane are averaging a solid 33.3 points per game (48th) but have been horrendous defensively in allowing 34.8 points per contest (106th).
Game Analysis: Let me get right to the point by saying that there’s no way that Tulsa wins this game or covers the spread against a Memphis team that looks very legitimate to me, after witnessing the pounding they put on Ole Miss on Saturday.
68 percent of the public betting community likes Memphis to cover and I say that’s the easy call here with the Tigers compiling a blistering 10-4-2 ATS mark in their last 16 road games and 5-2-1 ATS record in their last eight games overall.
While Tulsa has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games a team with a winning record, the Hurricane are also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win and the road team in this rivalry has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings overall.
My Pick: Memphis 45 Tulsa 28