Memphis vs. SMU odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 5 predictions from proven computer model

Get ready for an American Athletic battle as the SMU Mustangs and the Memphis Tigers will face off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. SMU is 3-0 overall and 1-0 at home, while Memphis is 1-0 overall and playing its first road game of the season. It’s the 13th time the two programs have gone head-to-head and Memphis has ridden a six-game winning streak to a 9-3 record in the series. 

Memphis is 5-0-1 against the spread during that winning streak, but SMU did push last season as six-point underdogs in a 54-48 loss. The Tigers are favored by 2.5-points in the latest Memphis vs. SMU odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 74.5. Before entering any SMU vs. Memphis picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It’s a sizzling 16-2 on top-rated picks through four weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $1,100 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on SMU vs. Memphis. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Memphis vs. SMU:

  • Memphis vs. SMU spread: Memphis -2.5
  • Memphis vs. SMU over-under: 74.5 points
  • Memphis vs. SMU money line: SMU +110, Memphis -130

What you need to know about SMU

The Mustangs ran circles around the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks last Saturday, and the extra yardage (424 yards vs. 192 yards) paid off. SMU was fully in charge, breezing past Stephen F. Austin 50-7 at home. Among those leading the charge for the Mustangs was RB Ulysses Bentley IV, who rushed for two touchdowns and 104 yards on six carries.

Bentley has now rushed for 380 yards and seven touchdowns on the season, while lead back T.J. McDaniel has also rushed for 293 yards and a score. With quarterback Shane Buechele leading the way, the Mustangs have averaged 562 yards of total offense per game.

What you need to know about Memphis

The Tigers took care of business in their home opener. They were able to grind out a solid win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves three weeks ago, winning 37-24. Memphis QB Brady White was slinging it as he passed for four touchdowns and 275 yards on 36 attempts in addition to picking up 39 yards on the ground.

Two last-season offensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Memphis was ninth best in the nation in overall offensive touchdowns, finishing the 2019 season with 65. But the Mustangs were even better: SMU ranked seventh in the nation in overall offensive touchdowns, closing the year with 70 overall. 

How to make Memphis vs. SMU picks

The model has simulated SMU vs. Memphis 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Memphis vs. SMU? And which side of the spread hits nearly 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the SMU vs. Memphis spread to jump on Saturday, all from the advanced model that is up over $4,000 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.  

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