Check out the Memphis vs. SMU fearless prediction and game preview.
Memphis vs. SMU Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Game Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas TX
Both teams are in the mix for the American Athletic Conference West race, but the loser is out of the fun.
SMU has turned into a player all of a sudden with two straight wins and an offense that’s kicking it into high gear at just the right time, scoring 35 points or more in each of the last three games.
Freshman Ben Hicks has turned into the quarterback to build everything around for the next few years, slowing down the mistakes – even with two picks in last week’s win over Tulane – while cranking up the passing attack with 302 yards against the Green Wave.
Memphis might have taken a step back – especially defensively – over a two-game losing streak, but the offense has still been terrific and the secondary is among the league’s best.
What the Tigers can’t do is turn the ball over. They were -3 in turnover margin against Ole Miss, and -3 last week against Tulsa – those were the only two times over the last seven games they’ve lost the battle.
They’ll win the turnover margin and be air-tight on the road with a balanced offense keeping things moving, and the defense generating the two picks it’ll need to help the Tigers pull away late in a fun, back-and-forth battle.
Memphis vs. SMU Prediction
Final Score: Memphis 34, SMU 30
Line: Memphis -3, o/u: 64
ATS Confidence: 5: 101 mph Chapman – 1: 97 mph Chapman … 4
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 2