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Navy Midshipmen vs. Memphis Tigers 9/14/23 NCAAF Week 3 Analysis, Tips, and Odds

Navy Midshipmen (1-1) vs. Memphis Tigers (2-0)

At Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium on September 14, 2023, college football enthusiasts will witness an exhilarating Week 3 matchup between the Navy Midshipmen (1-1) and Memphis Tigers (2-0), scheduled to occur September 14. ESPN will broadcast it live, so don’t miss any moment of this thrilling contest. Let’s delve deeper into all its details.

Navy Midshipmen quarterback Tai Lavatai has had an outstanding start to their season. On offense, notable contributions come from Eli Heidenreich and Nathan Kent; each have averaged 11.1 yards per rushing attempt on 7 attempts each. Additionally Nathan Kent has added depth at wide receiver by amassing 45 receiving yards on 2 receptions.

Memphis Tigers under Seth Henigan have started the season off strong by boasting an undefeated record so far this season. Credit for this impressive start goes to key players such as Running Back Blake Watson and Wide Receiver Tauskie Dove who each average 31 yards per reception reception respectively.


Navy Midshipmen vs. Memphis Tigers Game Info

When: Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium
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Tai Lavatai QB vs. Seth Henigan QB

Tai Lavatai boasts a completion rate of 57.9% in 11 of 19 attempts for 204 passing yards, an impressive average of 10.7 yards per attempt, one touchdown, and no interceptions to demonstrate his risk-taking downfield. Furthermore, Lavatai has only been sacked once for a 9 9-yard loss, which indicates good offensive line protection or the ability to avoid tacklers; his impressive passer rating of 165.5 also attests to this skill.

Seth Henigan takes an aggressive approach to passing, completing 48 out of 65 attempts for an impressive 73.78% completion rate and 573 passing yards. Although his per-pass average of 8.8 yards may be slightly less impressive than Lavatai’s average, his higher volume of passes plays an integral part of their team’s offensive strategy and displays his willingness to take risks with four touchdowns and two interceptions, along with three sacks that caused 11 yards loss is indicative of increased vulnerability behind his offensive line; nevertheless despite this Henigan maintains a passer rating of 162.


NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Memphis Tigers -600, Total Odds: 47.5 

Analyzing the odds, Navy enters the game as the underdog with a +14.5 spread at (-105) and a moneyline of +460. Memphis, on the other hand, is favored with a -14.5 spread at (-115) and a moneyline of -600. The projected total for the game is set at 47.5, with both over and under at (-110).


Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends 

Navy has shown some inconsistency in recent outings, with a 3-6 SU record in their last nine games. However, they have displayed remarkable resilience on the road, boasting an impressive 6-0 ATS record away from home. In conference matchups, Navy has been particularly strong, holding a 12-4 ATS record against teams in the American Athletic Conference. Furthermore, their preference for lower-scoring games is evident, as they have gone under the total in 4 of their last 6 games.


Memphis Tigers Betting Trends 

The Memphis Tigers come into this matchup with a more favorable recent track record, going 5-1 both ATS and SU in their last 6 games. Their dominance at home is notable, with a remarkable 16-4 SU record in their last 20 home games. However, they have faced challenges when going up against teams in the American Athletic Conference, posting a 1-5 SU record in those contests. Similar to Navy, the Tigers have tended to favor games that go under the total, with 5 of their last 6 games falling below the projected total points.


Navy Midshipmen vs. Memphis Tigers 9/14/23 Betting Picks

Considering the overall data and current form, Memphis is the stronger team, both offensively and defensively. However, the Navy’s impressive 6-0 ATS road record is worth noting. The pick here is Memphis to win, but the Navy is expected to cover the +14.5 spread. Additionally, the under 47.5 is a solid bet, given the recent UNDER trends of both teams. This matchup between the Navy Midshipmen and the Memphis Tigers promises to be a captivating contest for bettors, showcasing the strengths and weaknesses of both teams and offering intriguing possibilities, especially for those looking for insights on top betting websites, considering the conflicting betting trends and individual player performances.

Free Pick and Prediction: Memphis Tigers will win 27-17


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