[4:00 PM] Memphis @ Southern Methodist

Who will WIN this matchup?

Memphis Tigers (5-3)

@ Southern Methodist Mustangs (4-4)


Current odds:

Memphis Tigers: (-172)

Southern Methodist Mustangs: (+152)


ESPN simulations have Memphis as 59% favorites to win the game.

57% of sports bets are currently on Memphis to win as (-172) favorites.

A confident SMU squad hosts Memphis for Homecoming on Saturday in search of its first three-game conference winning streak since 2009. The Mustangs rallied for a late victory last week and have recorded at least 400 yards of total offense in three straight games.

The Tigers are trending in the opposite direction, losing back-to-back American Athletic Conference games by a combined 43 points. Five turnovers and 809 rushing yards allowed were too much for Memphis to overcome in losses to Navy and Tulsa.

Anthony Miller leads all Tiger receivers with 53 catches, 822 yards and five touchdowns after hauling in 12 passes for a school-record 250 yards against Tulsa. Riley Ferguson has thrown for 2,278 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions, but Memphis has struggled to put together a strong rushing attack.

Braeden West (755 rushing yards, six TDs) has recorded three straight 100-yard rushing performances after scoring two late touchdowns to cap SMU’s rally at Tulane. Ben Hicks (1,814 yards, 11 TDs, 11 interceptions) has found reliable targets in fellow redshirt freshman James Proche (41 catches, 548 yards, four TDs) and Courtland Sutton (39, 698, five).

Tigers K Jake Elliott has the nation’s longest active streak with 178 consecutive extra points (34 this year) and is third in career field goals at 71 (11-of-14 this season).


StreakSmarts Pick: Southern Methodist Mustangs

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick