The Memphis Tigers will look to keep their pristine record intact when they square off against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in an intriguing Week 8 AAC matchup that could help the Tigers move up the national ranking come this time next week.
The college football week 8 odds have the Memphis Tigers listed as 11-point favorites to beat the Tusla Golden Hurricane. Now, let’s fid out if the unheralded Tigers can get the ‘W’ against their longtime rivals and cover the NCAA college football betting line as double-digit road faves!
A Closer Look At The No. 18 Memphis Tigers Vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane College Football Week 8 Spread & Betting Preview
What: No. 18 Memphis Tigers (6-0) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-3)
When: Friday, October 23th, 2015
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Tulsa, OK
Stadium: Chapman Stadium
Weather: 74° F | ThunderStorms
Spread: Memphis -11
Moneyline: Memphis -455 vs Tulsa +333
Game Total: 75
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Memphis vs Tulsa
Bet The Memphis Tigers at -10.5 because…
They are coming off of a HUGE upset win against Ole Miss!
18th-ranked Memphis made my Week 7 pick for them to cover the spread look great as they completely overwhelmed once, third-ranked Ole Miss in their convincing 37-24 win as a 10-point home underdog.
The Tigers got another fine performance from underrated quarterback Paxton Lynch as the junior signal-caller completed 39 of 53 passes for 384 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
"I think there was a moment of realization today," head coach Justin Fuente said. "My message to the team was, you don’t have to be better than you are. You don’t have to be someone you aren’t. The best you is what we need. We need you to prepare and for you to play well.
— Campus Rush (@SI_CampusRush) October 13, 2015
Memphis is averaging a whopping 46.0 points per game to rank fourth in the nation while ranking 11th in passing (343.2 ypg) and a respectable 45th in rushing (189.7 ypg).
Bet The Tulsa Golden Hurricane at +10.5 Because…
Anything can happen during Homecoming Week!
Tulsa scored an impressive 17 fourth quarter points, but it was a case of too little too late as they fell to East Carolina 30-17 on Saturday, although they did manage to narrowly cover the spread as a 14-point road dog.
— Tulsa Football (@TulsaFootball) October 20, 2015
Quarterback Dane Evans was limited to 19 of 32 passing for 199 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss and the Hurricane allowed ECU signal-caller Shane Carden to throw four touchdown passes while helping give the Pirates a 20-0 lead at the half that they would not relinquish.
The Golden Hurricane are averaging a solid 33.3 points per game (48th) but have been horrendous defensively in allowing 34.8 points per contest (106th).
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Look, there’s no sense in beating around the bush with this pick as I believe the outcome of this Week 8 mismatch is almost etched in stone already.
I say, there’s no way that Tulsa wins this game or covers the spread against a Memphis team that looks very legitimate to me, after witnessing the pounding they put on Ole Miss on Saturday.
68 percent of the public betting community likes Memphis to cover and I say that’s the easy call here with the Tigers compiling a blistering 10-4-2 ATS mark in their last 16 road games and 5-2-1 ATS record in their last eight games overall.
While Tulsa has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games a team with a winning record, the Hurricane are also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win and the road team in this rivalry has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings overall.
I am picking the Memphis Tigers as the smart college football bet to beat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. My final score prediction is Memphis 45 Tulsa 28.