Tulane at Navy College Football Picks & Predictions 9/9/2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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The Tulane Green Wave head to Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to play the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Navy as 13 point favorites. The total has been set at 50.5. The Green Wave are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Midshipmen are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Navy Midshipmen are 1-0-0 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
08/27/17 DE Robert Kennedy Knee out indefinitely
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
09/03/17 P Erik Harris Suspension Served probable Saturday vs. Tulane
09/03/17 DE Nizaire Cromartie Ankle injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Tulane
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave are 43rd in the country in points scored with 43. They have run 66 plays this year for 481 yards, which ranks them 90th in Division 1 in total offense. The Green Wave average 7.3 yards per play, which is 26th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 26 1st downs this season, ranking them 40th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 296 yards as a unit, which ranks 19th in college football. They've run 51 times, averaging 5.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 8 times for 75 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. Jonathan Banks has passed for 185 yards this year. He's completed 10 throws while attempting 15 passes for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 236.3. He averages 16.3 adjusted yards per throw and 12.3 yards per pass attempt.
Tulane is 41st in the country in points surrendered on defense with 14. They have given up a total of 225 yards on D, which is 27th in D-1. The Green Wave are 54th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 15 throws on 27 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, ranking them 44th and 41st in the nation. The Tulane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 148 yards in the air, which is 39th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 22 attempts for 77 yards this season, putting them in 37th place in the country against the run. The Green Wave have had 11 penalties for 80 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane has returned 3 kicks for 100 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 33 yards per kick return and they are 46th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 580. Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 4 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 108 yards on 3 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That ranks them 107th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Midshipmen have run for 415 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in college football. They've run 67 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Navy Midshipmen have been penalized on offense 2 times for 20 yards so far this season, which has them 121st in the country in penalties. They are 45th in the nation in points scored with 42. They have run 77 plays this season for 525 yards, which ranks them 113th in Division 1 in total offense. Navy averages 6.8 yards per play, which is 34th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 23 1st downs this year, placing them 63rd overall as an offensive unit. Zach Abey averages 11 yards per pass attempt and 8.5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 3 passes on 10 attempts for a completion percentage of 30%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.4. He has thrown for 110 yards this season.
The Navy Midshipmen rush defense has allowed 21 attempts for 87 yards this year, putting them in 47th place in D-1 against the run. Navy has committed 4 penalties for 20 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 16th in college football. They are 56th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 19. They have surrendered a total of 373 yards on D, which is 68th in the country. The Midshipmen are ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opposing offenses have completed 21 passes on 33 attempts against the Navy defense this season, placing them 78th and 70th in Division 1. The Navy Midshipmen pass defense has also given up a total of 286 yards through the air, which is 91st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Navy kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 102 yards on 3 punts, averaging 34 yards per punt. That places them 117th in Division 1 in punting average. Navy is 61st in the country in all-purpose yards with 531.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Midshipmen college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Green Wave +13
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