Memphis Vs. Utah State: Servpro First Responder Bowl Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – December 27, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 5, 2022 - Last Updated on December 16, 2022

The Memphis Tigers will play the Utah State Aggies in the Servpro First Responder Bowl. The Aggies (+257 moneyline odds to win) will match up with the Tigers (-8.5) on December 27, 2022 at 3:15 PM ET on ESPN. A point total of 57.5 points has been set for the contest.

This article references betting data updated as of December 27, 2022 at 3:23 PM ET. See all the latest odds for this contest in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Memphis Vs. Utah State Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Memphis vs Utah State
Spread Over/Under
No Pick* Over (57.5)

*The computer pick’s projected margin of victory for the favorite in this matchup is equal to the current spread.

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Comparison

Memphis Stats (Rank) Utah State
35.1 (22) Points Per Game 23.3 (98)
27.3 (75) Points Per Game Against 30.6 (103)
279.8 (22) Pass Yards 200.2 (102)
250.2 (101) Pass Yards Against 198.4 (28)
142.1 (77) Rush Yards 162.1 (56)
121.8 (28) Rush Yards Against 198.2 (119)
15 (43) Giveaways 23 (121)
17 (54) Takeaways 17 (54)
+2 Turnover Differential -6

Memphis Vs. Utah State Betting Insights

Memphis Stats And Trends

  • Against the spread, Memphis is 6-6-0 this year.
  • As at least an 8.5-point favorite, Memphis has two wins ATS (2-2).
  • There have been eight Memphis games (of 12) that went over the total this season.
  • The Tigers and their opponent have broken the 57.5-point mark nine times this year.
  • Tigers games average 60.2 total points per game this season, 2.7 more than the over/under for this matchup.

Utah State Stats And Trends

  • Utah State has four wins in 12 contests against the spread this year.
  • Utah State has two wins ATS (2-2) as an 8.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • This season, five of Utah State’s 12 games have hit the over.
  • Aggies games have gone over 57.5 points on six occasions this year.
  • Aggies games average 53.8 total points, 3.7 fewer than the total for this matchup.

Memphis Players To Watch

  • Seth Henigan has 3,287 passing yards (273.9 ypg) to lead Memphis, completing 63.8% of his passes and throwing 19 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 315 rushing yards (26.3 ypg) on 135 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
  • Jevyon Ducker has carried the ball 97 times for a team-high 461 yards (38.4 per game), with five touchdowns this year.
  • This season Asa Martin has rushed for 392 yards (35.6 per game) on 75 carries with seven touchdowns, while also catching 35 passes for 302 yards (27.5 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Caden Prieskorn’s 593 receiving yards (49.4 yards per game) lead the team. He has 46 receptions with six touchdowns.
  • Javon Ivory has racked up 586 receiving yards (48.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns, reeling in 46 passes this year.
  • Eddie Lewis’ 37 receptions have netted him 532 yards (44.3 ypg) and five touchdowns.

Utah State Players To Watch

  • Cooper Legas leads Utah State with 1,465 passing yards (162.8 ypg) on 128-of-209 passing with 11 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions this season. He also adds 278 rushing yards (30.9 ypg) on 95 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
  • Calvin Tyler Jr. has carried the ball 237 times for a team-high 1,043 yards (86.9 per game), with seven touchdowns this year.
  • This season Robert Briggs has racked up 74 carries for 353 yards (35.3 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Brian Cobbs’ 814 receiving yards (67.8 yards per game) lead the team. He has 69 receptions with four touchdowns.
  • Terrell Vaughn has grabbed 53 passes for 620 yards (51.7 yards per game) and five touchdowns this year.
  • Justin McGriff’s 31 grabs this season have resulted in 450 yards (37.5 ypg) and four touchdowns.

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