The SMU Mustangs will enter Saturday’s road matchup against the Memphis Tigers coming off a brutal way to lose their first game of the season. After tying the Houston Cougars with a field goal and 30 seconds to go, the ensuing kickoff went the other way for a touchdown as SMU fell from the group of unbeatens. Meanwhile, Memphis went into last week’s bye losing four of their previous five games.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
SMU: 47 overall, 19 offense, 79 defense
Memphis: 75 overall, 68 offense, 70 defense
RB Ulysses Bentley IV - Questionable (ankle)
OL Alan Ali - Out till late November (knee)
DL John Cartwright - Questionable (undisclosed)
RB Rodrigues Clark - Questionable (undisclosed)
LB Thomas Pickens - Questionable (undisclosed)
QB Seth Henigan - Questionable (hand)
Against The Spread
SMU: 5-3 ATS
Memphis: 3-5 ATS
SMU: Over 4-4
Memphis: Over 3-5
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
SMU: 67 overall, 69 offense, 66 defense
Memphis: 66 overall, 70 offense, 59 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: SMU -5
Moneyline: SMU -200, Memphis +170
Opening line: SMU -7
Opening total: 72.5
The best unit on the field will be the SMU offense, while the worst will be the SMU defense, so we’re staying away from the point spread in this one. It’s always a risk heading into a game expecting more than 70 points to be scored regardless of the circumstance, but we’ll bet the fresher Memphis team will be able to somewhat limit the SMU offense with an extra week to prepare.
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