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    Blake Watson will lead the Memphis Tigers (8-2) into their matchup versus the SMU Mustangs (8-2) at Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, on Saturday at 12:00 PM ET.

    The Mustangs are expected to win by at least a touchdown (currently -7.5) against the Tigers. The over/under for this game is 67.5 points.

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    Game Info for SMU vs. Memphis

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Memphis, Florida
    • Stadium: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
    SMU vs Memphis Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    SMU -7.5 -110 -110 67.5 -110 -110 -325 +260

    SMU Pick Insights

    • SMU has posted a 5-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • SMU is 5-2 against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • SMU has gone over in three of its nine games with a set total (33.3%).

    SMU Stats & Insights

    • SMU has been thriving on both offense and defense, ranking 10th-best in total offense (474 yards per game) and 11th-best in total defense (290.8 yards allowed per game).
    • SMU has been a tough matchup for opposing teams, as they rank top-25 in both scoring offense (seventh-best with 40.5 points per game) and scoring defense (ninth-best with 16.4 points allowed per game) this season.
    • SMU has been surging on both sides of the ball in the passing game, ranking 20th-best in passing offense (285.5 passing yards per game) and 13th-best in passing defense (173.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • SMU is putting up 188.5 rushing yards per game on offense this season (29th in the FBS), and is giving up 117 rushing yards per game (30th) on defense.
    • SMU owns the 37th-ranked offense this year in terms of third-down efficiency (43.2% percentage), and has been more effective defensively, ranking eighth-best with a 28.2% third-down percentage allowed.
    • SMU has forced 12 total turnovers (89th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over nine times (16th in the FBS) for +3a turnover margin of +3, 36th-ranked in college football.

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Preston Stone has racked up 2,596 yards (259.6 ypg) on 177-of-302 passing with 23 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. In addition, he’s added 197 rushing yards (19.7 ypg) on 52 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Jaylan Knighton has 640 rushing yards on 111 carries with five touchdowns.
    • LJ Johnson Jr. has carried the ball 78 times for 427 yards (42.7 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Jake Bailey’s leads his squad with 414 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 32 receptions (out of 42 targets).
    • RJ Maryland has caught 25 passes for 355 yards (35.5 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
    • Jordan Hudson has a total of 322 receiving yards so far this year, hauling in 23 passes and scoring five touchdowns.
    • Elijah Roberts leads the team with 7.5 sacks, and also has seven TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Kobe Wilson is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s racked up 46 tackles, two TFL, and one interception.
    • Isaiah Nwokobia leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 42 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

    Memphis Betting Insights

    • Memphis has covered the spread only twice in nine opportunities this season.
    • In Memphis’ nine games with a set total, seven have hit the over (77.8%).

    Memphis Pick Insights

    • While Memphis’ defense has been stuck in neutral, ranking 22nd-worst by allowing 416.3 total yards per game, its offense ranks 21st-best with 452.3 total yards per contest.
    • Memphis’ offense has been dominant, compiling 39.7 points per contest (ninth-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 97th by allowing 28.9 points per game.
    • Memphis’ passing attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with 296.5 passing yards per contest. In terms of defense, it is giving up 242.2 passing yards per game, which ranks 97th.
    • With 155.8 rushing yards per game on offense, Memphis ranks 70th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 107th, allowing 174.1 rushing yards per contest.
    • Memphis’ defense has been dominant on third down, surrendering a 30.7% third-down conversion rate (16th-best). On offense, it ranks 41st in the FBS with a 42.4% third-down rate.
    • Memphis has excelled in terms of turnovers, as its turnover margin of +6 ranks 22nd-best in the FBS, with 19 forced turnovers (10th in the nation) and 13 turnovers committed (56th in the nation).

    Memphis’ Best Players

    • Seth Henigan has racked up 2,864 yards (286.4 ypg) while completing 66.3% of his passes and recording 22 touchdown passes with eight interceptions this season. He’s also rushed for 229 yards with four touchdowns.
    • Watson’s team-high 909 rushing yards have come on 152 carries, with 12 touchdowns. He also leads the team with 393 receiving yards (39.3 per game) on 43 catches with two touchdowns.
    • Sutton Smith has piled up 257 yards (on 51 attempts) with two touchdowns.
    • Roc Taylor’s 779 receiving yards (77.9 yards per game) lead the team. He has 50 catches on 80 targets with four touchdowns.
    • DeMeer Blankumsee has racked up 669 receiving yards (66.9 yards per game) and four touchdowns on 40 receptions.
    • Chandler Martin, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has racked up two sacks, 10 TFL, 72 tackles, and one interception.
    • Cameron Smith leads the team with three interceptions, while also collecting 37 tackles and three passes defended.
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