Houston at Tulane College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
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The Tulane Green Wave host the Houston Cougars at Benson Field at Yulman Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 9 point favorites. The Green Wave have an over/under record of 5-5-0 and they are 5-4-1 against the spread. The Cougars have an ATS record of 5-4-0 while their over/under record is 2-7-0.
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Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 5-4-0 against the spread
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-4-1 against the spread
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/12/17 WR John Leday Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/12/17 OL Josh Jones Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
11/03/17 S Collin Wilder Knee is out for season
10/22/17 RB Dillon Birden Elbow is out indefinitely
10/17/17 OL Kameron Eloph Back out for season
10/15/17 DB Grant Stuard Knee out indefinitely
09/28/17 DB D.J. Small Undisclosed out for season
09/08/17 OL Alex Fontana Foot out for season
08/16/17 WR Marquez Stevenson ACL out for season
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
10/20/17 DT Eldrick Washington Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars have run for 1,607 yards as a team, which ranks 67th in college football. They've run 351 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 57 times for 513 yards so far this season, which has them 82nd in the country in penalties. They are 77th in the nation in points scored with 271. They have run 666 plays this season for 3,972 yards, which ranks them 58th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars average 6 yards per play, which is 44th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 197 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Kyle Postma averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 5.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 111 passes on 167 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 125.7. He has thrown for 1,125 yards this season.
The Cougars rush defense has allowed 325 attempts for 1,261 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in D-1 against the run. Houston has committed 63 penalties for 511 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 58th in college football. They are 34th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 219. They have surrendered a total of 3,885 yards on D, which is 67th in the country. The Cougars are ranked 48th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 242 passes on 391 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense this season, placing them 124th and 124th in Division 1. The Houston pass defense has also given up a total of 2,624 yards through the air, which is 107th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Cougars have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 93rd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Houston Cougars kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,967 yards on 47 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 61st in Division 1 in punting average. Houston is ranked 85th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 45 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 122nd in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 608 yards on special teams, ranking 58th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 26 yards per kick return and they are 71st in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,625.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Wave are 75th in the country in points scored with 272. They have run 670 plays this year for 3,796 yards, which ranks them 120th in Division 1 in total offense. The Tulane Green Wave average 5.7 yards per play, which is 64th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 200 1st downs this season, ranking them 79th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 2,441 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in college football. They've run 485 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. Tulane has been penalized on offense 60 times for 543 yards so far this year, which has them 70th in the country in penalties. Jonathan Banks has passed for 1,232 yards this year. He's completed 89 throws while attempting 163 passes for a completion percentage of 54.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 131.4. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt.
Tulane is 83rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 292. They have given up a total of 4,310 yards on D, which is 98th in D-1. The Green Wave are 123rd in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 139 throws on 260 attempts against the Tulane defense this season, ranking them 11th and 17th in the nation. The Tulane Green Wave pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,108 yards in the air, which is 54th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 398 attempts for 2,202 yards this season, putting them in 117th place in the country against the run. The Green Wave have had 64 penalties for 605 yards on defense this year. That places them 95th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane is 126th in the country in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 22 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 113th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 483 yards on special teams, which puts them 95th in kick return yardage. The Tulane Green Wave average 20 yards per kick return and they are 101st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,301. The Green Wave have tried 7 field goals this year and made 6, which is 119th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Tulane kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 30 for 35 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,032 yards on 52 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 111th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cougars -9
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