Memphis vs. Houston Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The Memphis Tigers (4-1) and Houston Cougars (2-3) will battle in clash of AAC opponents at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Florida.

Memphis vs. Houston Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Memphis as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Memphis has -137 odds to pick up the win, while Houston is listed at +112 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 57.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Memphis vs. Houston Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Memphis, Florida
  • Stadium: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Betting Preview


Memphis is totaling 402.4 yards per game on offense (71st in the FBS), and rank 91st on defense, yielding 400.2 yards allowed per game. Memphis ranks 44th in scoring offense (34.4 points per game) and 72nd in scoring defense (26.2 points allowed per game) this season. Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks ninth-worst in the FBS (288.0 passing yards allowed per game), Memphis has put up better results on the other side of the ball, ranking 53rd in the FBS by averaging 255.2 passing yards per game. Memphis is putting up 147.2 rushing yards per game on offense (79th in the FBS), and ranks 35th on defense with 112.2 rushing yards allowed per game. Memphis is averaging a 36.6% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 85th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 89th, surrendering a 41.3% third-down percentage. Memphis owns the second-best turnover margin in college football at +9, forcing 12 turnovers (eighth in the FBS) while turning it over three times (10th in the FBS).


With 391.2 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Houston ranks 79th in the FBS in 2022. On defense, it ranks 97th, giving up 408.8 total yards per game. Houston’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, conceding 34.0 points per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 69th with 31.0 points per contest. Houston has been struggling in pass defense, ranking 18th-worst with 273.8 passing yards allowed per game. It has been better offensively, compiling 240.2 passing yards per contest (75th-ranked). Houston is posting 151.0 rushing yards per game on offense this season (75th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 135.0 rushing yards per contest (60th-ranked) on defense. Houston’s third-down offense has been consistently moving the chains, posting a 50.0% third-down conversion percentage (16th-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 82nd by giving up a 40.0% third-down rate. Houston sports a -1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

Memphis vs. Houston Betting Analysis

Memphis Betting Insights

Memphis has covered the spread in a matchup two times this season (2-3-0). Memphis is 2-2 ATS when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites. Memphis games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under four times this season. The Tigers have won all four of the games they have been the moneyline favorite this season. The Tigers have played in four games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -137 or shorter and won each time.

Cougars Betting Insights

Houston has covered the spread once over five games with a set spread. Houston has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs. This year, Houston games have hit the over three times. The Cougars lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Cougars have played as an underdog of +112 or more once this season and lost that game.

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Memphis vs. Houston Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.7 60.8 53.0
Implied Total AVG 35.8 38.3 32.0
ATS Record 2-3-0 1-2-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-1-0 2-1-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 3-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.5 54.2 62.5
Implied Total AVG 32.6 32.3 33.0
ATS Record 1-4-0 0-3-0 1-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-1-1 2-1-0 1-0-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-2 1-2 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch


  • Xavier Cullens has played five games, compiling 3.0 TFL, 36 tackles, and two interceptions for the Tigers.
  • With two interceptions to go with 34 tackles and two passes defended in five games, Quindell Johnson has been a significant part of the Tigers’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • The Tigers’ defense has been helped by Jaylon Allen, who has played five games and collected one interception to go along with 31 tackles, 2.0 TFL, two sacks, and one pass defended.
  • With 1.0 sack to go along with 1.0 TFL and 18 tackles, Cormontae Hamilton has helped carry the Tigers’ defense over five games.


  • In five games for the Cougars, Derek Parish has delivered 4.5 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
  • In five games for the Cougars, Nelson Ceaser has registered one interception to go with seven tackles, 2.0 TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended.
  • The Cougars’ Donavan Mutin has recorded 26 tackles and 3.0 TFL in five games.
  • On defense, Gervarrius Owens has chipped in with 22 tackles and one interception in five games.

Memphis vs. Houston Predictions and Pick

Memphis vs. Houston betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Tigers (-2.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (57.5)

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How to Bet on Memphis vs. Houston

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Our pick to win this matchup is Memphis, and we project that Memphis will cover the spread (Memphis -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 57.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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