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Birmingham Bowl Betting Preview: Wake Forest vs. Memphis

Posted by: Mike Davis
Birmingham Bowl Betting Picks

This Saturday’s Birmingham Bowl matchup between Memphis and Wake Forest is shaping up to be one of the more interesting Bow Games of this weekend’s NCAA football betting lineup. The Tigers are coming off a pretty successful season and will be looking to pounce on the Demon Deacons, who are currently sitting on a .500 record. Notwithstanding this fact, this Saturday’s Birmingham Bowl betting odds are predicting a contentious matchup. So what kind of NCAA legal betting predictions should players make off of this Saturday’s contest?

Birmingham Bowl | Wake Forest vs. Memphis – Saturday, December 22nd    

When: 12:00 pm ET

Where: Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

NCAA Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Wake Forest +3 (EV) 73 (-110)   +140
Memphis -3 (-120) 73 (-110) -160
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Wake Forest Demon Deacons  

The Demon Deacons finished this year’s regular season action with a disappointing 6-6 record. Considering the program was coming off an 8-5 season, it’s safe to say the year was a complete disappointment. Nevertheless the team gets to dip their toe into some postseason action by competing in this year’s Birmingham Bowl. Interestingly enough, the NCAA football betting odds are giving Wake Forest plenty of credit with those above listed odds. The numbers however, don’t paint the same picture. Right now Wake Forest is scoring 32.5 points per game, which fails to measure up to the 43.6 figure that Memphis delivers. Similarly the Demon Deacons are giving up 33.3 points on defense, slightly more than the 31.5 that Memphis is allotting.

Players to Watch: Sam Hartman (1,984 passing yards, 16 TD, 8 INT), Cade Carney (954 rushing yards, 8 TD, 5.4 AVG), and Greg Dortch (1,078 receiving yards, 8 TD, 89 REC).

Memphis Tigers        

The Tigers pounce into this Sunday’s contest sporting an 8-5 record. This season Memphis posted a 5-3 record in conference play, which led to a 1st place ranking in the West Division of the American Athletic Conference. Ultimately Memphis was paired against No.8 UCF in the conference championships. And although they were clearly outmatched, the program ended up putting up one heck of a fight in their 41-56 losing effort. Now Memphis looks to finish the season out on a high note by taking care of a much weaker opponent.

Players to Watch: Brady White (3,125 passing yards, 25 TD, 8 INT), Darrell Henderson (1,909 rushing yards, 22 TD, 8.9 AVG), and Damonte Coxie (1,104 receiving yards, 7 TD, 66 REC).

Birmingham Bowl Betting Predictions | Wake Forest vs. Memphis

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Memphis’s last 6 games
  • Memphis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Wake Forest is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Wake Forest’s last 6 games
  • Wake Forest has posted an 8-5 SU record this season
Birmingham Bowl Betting Picks | Wake Forest vs. Memphis Forest

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Birmingham Bowl betting matchup? All things considered, Memphis is the better opponent here. They’ve had a better season and have fared pretty well against much tougher opposition. The fact that the money line isn’t favoring them all that heavily just makes taking them straight up all that more alluring. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction:42-33 Memphis.