Memphis Tigers versus Western Kentucky Hilltoppers College Football Betting Preview

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The college football bowl season rolls on in the Boca Raton Bowl from Miami Florida on Tuesday December 20th as the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers meet the Memphis Tigers. The teams begin play at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.
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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers favored by -6 ½ points with the total set at 81 points.

Memphis finished their regular season at 8-4. They closed out with victories at Cincinnati and a nice home victory to Houston by the score of 48-44. They have put up some major points down the stretch putting up 42 points or greater in three of their past four games. In their win against a highly touted Houston team the Tigers put up 555 offensive yards and got a great game from the quarterback position. Riley Ferguson hit on 30 of 45 passes for 409 yards and four touchdowns. The junior quarterback connected on 63.7% of his passes for 3326 yards with 28 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. The Tennessee transfer played his first season of college football this season after not playing in his first two years. He has thrown three touchdowns or greater in four of his past five games. Memphis is ranked 17th in the nation in scoring as the team averages 39.5 points per game on the season.

Western Kentucky is 10-3 on the year. They are champions of Conference USA after they defeated Louisiana Tech 58-44 in the title game. The Hilltoppers have punished conference opponents this year. On the season Western Kentucky has averaged 45.1 points per game which is second best in college football. Not only can they score they have shown the ability to defend as they limit opponents to 367 yards per game which is 38th best from college football. Quarterback Mike White a junior playing in his first season is completing 67% of his throws for 4027 yards with 34 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Western Kentucky has won seven straight games.

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