Bet Memphis vs. Temple Week 11 College Football Predictions

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 3:27 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 3:27 PM UTC

The Memphis Tigers are worthy road favorites against Temple on Friday as they possess the most balanced offense in the American Athletic Conference.

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;font-weight:bold;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe width="560" height="330" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></span></p> <p><strong>Playing Good Football</strong><br /> Memphis has won back-to-back games for the first time during the 2014 campaign, which is important to consider when making your Week 11 <a href="" target="_blank" title="College Football Pick">College Football picks</a>, as it comes off a 40-20 victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as 24-point home favorites last Friday.</p> <p>The Tigers are third in the AAC and 39th nationally in averaging 448.0 yards per game—leading directly to scoring 30 or more points five times after hitting that number once a year ago.</p> <p>Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 1-3 SUATS as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points, with the OVER going 3-0-1 in that situation.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Fortunate Win</strong><br /> Temple picked up a 20-10 win over nationally-ranked East Carolina as 9.5-point home underdogs last Saturday, but it was out-gained by a sizable 297-yard margin.</p> <p>The Owls gained just 135 yards offensively in that matchup, which can’t be ignored when looking over the <a href="" target="_blank" title="College Football odds">College Football odds</a>, as they sit 116th nationally in averaging 317.6 yards a contest.</p> <p>Since the start of the 2012 season, the squad is 2-2 SU and 1-3 ATS off a win against a conference rival, with no edge in terms of the betting total (2-2 Over/Under).</p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="" style="text-align:center" target="_blank" title="Dangerous Dogs for Your Week 11 College Football Picks"><em>Make the best College Football picks in Week 11 with this report on 'Dangerous Dogs.'</em></a></p> <p><strong>Life On the Road</strong><br /> The Tigers have put together an impressive 3-0-1 ATS record on the road this season—playing the likes of UCLA, Ole Miss, Cincinnati and SMU.</p> <p>Memphis has a great opportunity of taking control of this game early, as it has scored in the first quarter in seven of eight games, while Temple may suffer a bit of a letdown after picking up just its third-ever contest against a top-25 foe.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Youthful Roster</strong><br /> The Owls entered the year with just eight seniors on the roster—the fewest among FBS programs—the next closest being <a href="" target="_blank" title="Check out what bettors have to say about Arizona State's next game">Arizona State</a> and Pittsburgh with 11 each.</p> <p>Temple may hit a wall in this affair after getting out-gained by 581 combined yards in its last two games, but it has put together a 5-3 SU and 4-4 ATS record by ranking sixth in the nation with 24 takeaways.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Prediction</strong><br /> I’m going to recommend that readers back the Tigers as one of their Friday College Football picks, as they’ve gone 7-1 ATS in November the last two-plus seasons.</p> <p><strong>Free College Football Pick: </strong> Memphis Tigers -7 at <a href=";book=inarticlepinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Pinnacle Sportsbook">Pinnacle</a></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src=";timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=294320" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden"></iframe></p>
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