SMU Mustangs (8-2) vs. Memphis Tigers (8-2)
SMU Mustangs vs Memphis Tigers 11/18/23 – As Week 12 of NCAAF season kicks off on November 18th 2023, a captivating matchup awaits with SMU Mustangs taking on Memphis Tigers on November 18th 2023. Both teams boasting 8-2 records are set for an entertaining battle that should prove highly anticipated by NCAAF predictions this week. Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium will play host to this college football battle that offers fans and bettors alike plenty of action – as well as being an important challenge.
SMU Mustangs have proven themselves an irresistible force this season thanks to key contributors such as running back Leddie Brown and wide receiver Winston Wright Jr. Brown has led SMU’s ground game with 1065 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns while Wright Jr has provided consistent targets in passing, amassing 688 receiving yards and five touchdowns in passing games – together making SMU an unstoppable team opponent.
On the Memphis Tigers side of things, running back Blake Watson and wide receiver Roc Taylor have proven crucial in Memphis’ offensive strategy and scoring 11 touchdowns this year. Meanwhile, Taylor’s 779 receiving yards at an average of 15.6 yards per reception have proven him as an air threat that should make Memphis formidable on home field advantage and continue their impressive form. Both will continue playing an instrumental role for Memphis this week against Jacksonville State University.
SMU Mustangs vs. Memphis Tigers Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium|
Jarret Doege QB vs. Seth Henigan QB
Jarret Doege of SMU Mustangs has enjoyed an exceptional season, amassing 3048 passing yards at an astounding 65.2% completion rate with 19 touchdown passes. Unfortunately, 12 interceptions and 35 sacks under pressure demonstrate his weakness as an offensive leader; managing game conditions efficiently while possessing long pass ability will be essential against Memphis’ defense.
Comparatively, Memphis Tigers quarterback Seth Henigan has amassed 2864 yards while maintaining an improved completion rate of 66.33% and 22 touchdowns. Furthermore, Henigan’s low interception (8 ) and sack (17) totals suggest more secure handling of the ball; his tactical approach and decision-making skills will prove essential in defeating SMU’s defense.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: SMU Mustangs -325, Total Odds: 65
The betting odds lean in favor of the SMU Mustangs, with a spread of -8 and a moneyline of -325, indicating a perceived edge over the Memphis Tigers. The total over/under set at 65 points suggests expectations of a high-scoring affair, aligning with the offensive capabilities of both teams.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
SMU Mustangs’ recent form is both predictable and unpredictable in betting contexts. Their 4-1 mark ATS in their last five games highlights their ability to outperform expectations while Memphis has struggled against them; 1-7-1 is their overall ATS record since 2009. Furthermore, many recent SMU games ended under or on total game scores than expected suggesting tighter, lower scoring games than expected.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
Memphis Tigers have recently shown an opposite trend, posting just one win against SMU and failing to meet betting expectations overall. Their strong SU record at home and against this opponent speaks to their ability to secure victories when in familiar environments and facing this opponent head-on, yet their recent over-trend raises some concern over defensive strength.
SMU Mustangs vs. Memphis Tigers 11/18/23 Betting Picks
In final thoughts, this matchup presents a challenging scenario for bettors. The Mustangs’ offensive prowess, led by Doege, Brown, and Wright Jr., is set against the Tigers’ home-field advantage and Henigan’s efficient playmaking. The key will lie in the Mustangs’ ability to overcome their historical ATS struggles against Memphis and the Tigers’ capacity to exploit SMU’s defensive weaknesses.
For multi-handicapper tips, while the SMU Mustangs appear as favorites, the Memphis Tigers’ strong home record and previous success against SMU cannot be overlooked. Prop bets on individual player performances, especially the running backs and quarterbacks, could offer value. The over/under is a toss-up, but given both teams’ offensive tendencies, leaning towards the OVER could be a viable strategy.
Free Pick and Prediction: SMU Mustangs 38, Memphis Tigers 34