Memphis vs Iowa State 2017 Liberty Bowl Betting Preview

Memphis vs Iowa State 2017 Liberty Bowl Betting Preview

When: 12:30 PM ET, Saturday, December 30, 2017
Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tennessee
TV: ABC
Betting Line: Memphis -3.5
Total: 66

Iowa State vs Memphis Betting Preview

Memphis lost in the conference championship game 62-55 to UCF, the lone unbeaten team in FBS. The Tigers will stay close to home and play Iowa State in the Autozone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 30 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Tigers lost offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey after he accepted a job at Texas A&M. Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year and got a nice contract extension. So, not to much to worry about when it comes to coaching changes for these two teams.

Campbell’s Cyclones defense limited eight of its last 10 opponents to 20 or fewer points and Iowa State finished the season 29th in FBS in scoring defense by surrendering an average of 21 points per game. Iowa State (7-5, 5-4 Big 12) offense however, must depend on running back David Montgomery, who finished the regular season with 1,094 yards and 11 touchdowns. Montgomery suffered a leg injury in the regular-season finale against Kansas State but looks to be healthy for this game. Qarterback Kyle Kempt, who missed a win over Baylor on Nov. 18 with a shoulder injury but came back in time for the regular season finale and threw a pair of TD passes as Iowa State came up just short in a 20-19 loss at Kansas State. The Memphis (10-2, 7-1 AAC) Tigers’ quarterback Riley Ferguson had 3,971 passing yards and 36 TDs. His top wide receiver Anthony Miller 92 catches for 1,407 yards and 17 TDs.

Iowa State vs Memphis Betting Trends

Iowa State

Cyclones are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
Cyclones are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Cyclones are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Cyclones are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Cyclones are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
Cyclones are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf.
Cyclones are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
Cyclones are 10-1-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Cyclones are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
Cyclones are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
Cyclones are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.

Memphis

Tigers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Tigers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.
Tigers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
Tigers are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Tigers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Tigers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss.
Tigers are 4-10-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 bowl games.
Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Bowl games.
Tigers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in December.
Tigers are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
Tigers are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Iowa State vs Memphis Betting Prediction

Memphis didn’t play anywhere near the competition that Iowa St. did. The Iowa State defense should be able to put pressure on Memphis and slow down the passing game. My top bet is the under and as long as I can get 3.5 points on a Iowa State team that I think has a 50-50 shot of winning I am on the Cyclones.

Betting Picks: Iowa State +3.5 and Under 66

Score Prediction:
Iowa State 28 – Memphis 27