Tulane at Memphis College Football Picks & Predictions 10/27/2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Liberty Bowl Memorial
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The Tulane Green Wave head to Liberty Bowl Memorial to play the Memphis Tigers on Friday, October 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 10 point favorites. The total has been set at 66.5. The Green Wave are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Tigers are 3-3-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-2-0.
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Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-2-0 against the spread
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The Memphis Tigers are 3-3-1 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
10/20/17 DT Eldrick Washington Knee is out for season
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
10/22/17 RB Darrell Henderson Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. Tulane
10/22/17 RB Doroland Dorceus Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs. Tulane
10/14/17 DL Ernest Suttles Suspension out indefinitely
09/29/17 DB Shaun Rupert Dismissed out for season
09/07/17 LB Darian Porter Undisclosed out for season
09/06/17 LB Jackson Dillon Head out for season
09/05/17 DL Jared Gentry Leg out for season
08/14/17 WR Sam Craft ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave are 71st in the country in points scored with 199. They have run 456 plays this year for 2,697 yards, which ranks them 124th in Division 1 in total offense. The Green Wave average 5.9 yards per play, which is 57th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 144 1st downs this season, ranking them 77th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 1,862 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in college football. They've run 346 times, averaging 5.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 42 times for 407 yards so far this year, which has them 78th in the country in penalties. Jonathan Banks has passed for 723 yards this year. He's completed 46 throws while attempting 90 passes for a completion percentage of 51.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 136.1. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt.
Tulane is 66th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 195. They have given up a total of 2,908 yards on D, which is 76th in D-1. The Green Wave are 117th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Opponent offenses have completed 78 throws on 149 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in the nation. The Tulane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,334 yards in the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 299 attempts for 1,574 yards this season, putting them in 109th place in the country against the run. The Green Wave have had 42 penalties for 382 yards on defense this year. That places them 62nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane is 123rd in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 8 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 123rd in D-1. They have returned 13 kicks for 266 yards on special teams, which puts them 115th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 21 yards per kick return and they are 103rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,971. The Tulane Green Wave have tried 2 field goals this year and made 2, which is 125th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 85% of their extra points, going 23 for 27 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,408 yards on 36 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 105th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers have run for 1,111 yards as a team, which ranks 74th in college football. They've run 233 times, averaging 4.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Memphis Tigers have been penalized on offense 55 times for 468 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the country in penalties. They are 15th in the nation in points scored with 284. They have run 530 plays this season for 3,445 yards, which ranks them 13th in Division 1 in total offense. Memphis averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 25th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 177 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Riley Ferguson averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 173 passes on 289 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 145. He has thrown for 2,285 yards this season.
The Memphis Tigers rush defense has allowed 326 attempts for 1,489 yards this year, putting them in 103rd place in D-1 against the run. Memphis has committed 56 penalties for 509 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 112th in college football. They are 101st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 241. They have surrendered a total of 3,419 yards on D, which is 112th in the country. The Tigers are ranked 90th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Opposing offenses have completed 155 passes on 256 attempts against the Memphis defense this season, placing them 105th and 105th in Division 1. The Memphis Tigers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,930 yards through the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Memphis Tigers have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 7, which is 74th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Memphis kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,239 yards on 31 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 96th in Division 1 in punting average. Memphis is ranked 28th in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 85 punt return yards and average 6.1 yards per return, which is 77th in college football. They have returned 26 kicks for 719 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Memphis Tigers average 28 yards per kick return and they are 9th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,248.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -10
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