Tulane at SMU College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Gerald J. Ford Stadium
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The Tulane Green Wave head to Gerald J. Ford Stadium to play the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 7.5 point favorites. The Green Wave are 5-4-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Mustangs are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0.
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Valuable 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
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
10/20/17 DT Eldrick Washington Knee is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/12/17 OL Nick Natour Leg is "?" Saturday vs. Memphis
11/03/17 DL Dimarya Mixon Knee is out indefinitely
08/20/17 OL Braylon Hyder Left Team out for season
08/20/17 OL Jerry Saena Left Team out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave are 78th in the country in points scored with 292. They have run 743 plays this year for 4,213 yards, which ranks them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. The Green Wave average 5.7 yards per play, which is 62nd in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 223 1st downs this season, ranking them 72nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 2,607 yards as a unit, which ranks 22nd in college football. They've run 532 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 65 times for 585 yards so far this year, which has them 66th in the country in penalties. Jonathan Banks has passed for 1,483 yards this year. He's completed 106 throws while attempting 188 passes for a completion percentage of 56.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.9. He averages 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Tulane is 77th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 309. They have given up a total of 4,755 yards on D, which is 99th in D-1. The Green Wave are 121st in yards per play allowed with 6.6. Opponent offenses have completed 157 throws on 286 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, ranking them 12th and 14th in the nation. The Tulane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,333 yards in the air, which is 55th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 431 attempts for 2,422 yards this season, putting them in 117th place in the country against the run. The Green Wave have had 69 penalties for 651 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane is 126th in the country in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 22 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 119th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 483 yards on special teams, which puts them 108th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 20 yards per kick return and they are 102nd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,718. The Tulane Green Wave have tried 9 field goals this year and made 8, which is 110th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 89%. Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 87% of their extra points, going 32 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,191 yards on 56 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 115th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mustangs have run for 2,130 yards as a team, which ranks 36th in college football. They've run 413 times, averaging 5.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The SMU Mustangs have been penalized on offense 73 times for 710 yards so far this season, which has them 39th in the country in penalties. They are 10th in the nation in points scored with 441. They have run 832 plays this season for 5,451 yards, which ranks them 14th in Division 1 in total offense. SMU averages 6.6 yards per play, which is 21st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 268 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. Ben Hicks averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8.2 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 233 passes on 405 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 140.5. He has thrown for 3,067 yards this season.
The SMU Mustangs rush defense has allowed 465 attempts for 2,388 yards this year, putting them in 116th place in D-1 against the run. SMU has committed 84 penalties for 768 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 120th in college football. They are 116th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 388. They have surrendered a total of 5,355 yards on D, which is 123rd in the country. The Mustangs are ranked 122nd in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opposing offenses have completed 213 passes on 336 attempts against the SMU defense this season, placing them 89th and 67th in Division 1. The SMU Mustangs pass defense has also given up a total of 2,967 yards through the air, which is 118th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The SMU Mustangs have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 14, which is 47th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. SMU kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 51 for 56 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,085 yards on 51 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 82nd in Division 1 in punting average. SMU is ranked 119th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 26 punt return yards and average 3.7 yards per return, which is 120th in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 683 yards on special teams, ranking 54th in kick return yardage. The SMU Mustangs average 20 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,160.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Mustangs college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mustangs -7.5
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