AAC teams hit betting spotlight


(Oddsshark.com) — The No. 18 Memphis Tigers will be aiming for their 13th consecutive straight-up win on Friday when they travel to Tulsa to battle the Golden Hurricane as 10.5-point betting favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Memphis enters Week 8 as one of three AAC squads ranked in the AP Top 25, alongside No. 21 Temple and No. 22 Houston, a first for The American since its inception in 2013.

The 6-0 Tigers ended a three-game winless streak against the spread by topping the Ole Miss Rebels 37-24 last weekend, picking up the ATS win as heavy 10-point road underdogs.

Memphis goes into Friday night’s Tigers vs. Golden Hurricane betting matchup at Chapman Stadium with six road victories during their current win streak, but are a middling 3-2-1 ATS overall and 1-1-1 ATS on the road this season.

The Golden Hurricane return home following a 30-17 loss to East Carolina, their third in their last four, but covered as 14.5-point favorites.

Tulsa has a much-improved 3-3 SU record this season, and they’re 5-1 ATS in their last six as betting underdogs and 4-2 SU in their last six against the Tigers according to the OddsShark College Football Database.

The Owls look to improve to 7-0 SU when they visit East Carolina on Thursday night as intriguing 3-point underdogs.

Temple posted their third straight double-digit victory with 30-16 win over the Central Florida Knights last weekend but failed to cover a 20-point spread, dropping them to 5-2 ATS in their last seven games.

The 4-3 Pirates are just 1-2 ATS at home this season, 2-5 ATS in their last seven, and dropped a 20-10 decision to the Owls last season, the first meeting between the two teams in 19 years.

The Cougars jumped three places in the national rankings last weekend with a 42-7 beating of Tulane, easily covering as 21-point chalk, and can improve to 7-0 SU with a win when they visit Central Florida this weekend as 21.5-point favorites.

Houston is 12-2 SU over their last 14 games, 9-4-1 ATS, and a perfect 5-0, SU and ATS, in their last five as road chalk.

The Knights have been SU losers in their last eight games, but are undefeated SU in their last four against Houston, 1-3 ATS.

In other college football betting action for this week, No. 1 Ohio State is favored by 21 points over Rutgers, No. 2 Baylor takes on Iowa State as huge 37-point favorites, and in the only meeting of ranked squads in Week 8 No. 15 Texas A&M is visiting  No. 24 Ole Miss as early 6-point underdogs.