SMU at Tulane College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
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The SMU Mustangs head to Benson Field at Yulman Stadium to play the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Tulane as 6 point favorites. The Mustangs are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Green Wave are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-4-0.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The SMU Mustangs are 2-3-0 against the spread
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
10/14/18 RB Ke'Mon Freeman Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
10/14/18 OL Noah Fisher Leg missed last game, is probable Saturday vs SMU
08/14/18 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder is out for season
08/14/18 WR Kevin Ledee Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The SMU Mustangs are 87th in the country in points scored with 169. They have run 417 plays this year for 2,114 yards, which ranks them 85th in Division 1 in total offense. The Mustangs average 5.1 yards per play, which is 111th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 112 1st downs this season, ranking them 112th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground SMU has run for 730 yards as a unit, which ranks 117th in college football. They've run 209 times, averaging 3.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Mustangs have been penalized on offense 30 times for 270 yards so far this year, which has them 111th in the country in penalties. Ben Hicks has passed for 706 yards this year. He's completed 63 throws while attempting 116 passes for a completion percentage of 54.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 119.1. He averages 6.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt.
SMU is 113th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 238. They have given up a total of 2,572 yards on D, which is 82nd in D-1. The Mustangs are 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 118 throws on 189 attempts against the SMU Mustangs defense this season, ranking them 64th and 57th in the nation. The SMU pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,395 yards in the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 274 attempts for 1,177 yards this season, putting them in 91st place in the country against the run. The Mustangs have had 33 penalties for 342 yards on defense this year. That places them 54th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
SMU is 36th in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 114 punt return yards and average 8.8 yards per return, which is 70th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 714 yards on special teams, which puts them 4th in kick return yardage. The Mustangs average 30 yards per kick return and they are 74th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,942. The SMU Mustangs have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 112th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. SMU Mustangs kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 17 for 19 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,385 yards on 33 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 61st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Wave have run for 1,155 yards as a team, which ranks 57th in college football. They've run 257 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Tulane Green Wave have been penalized on offense 47 times for 426 yards so far this season, which has them 35th in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in the nation in points scored with 150. They have run 406 plays this season for 2,274 yards, which ranks them 105th in Division 1 in total offense. Tulane averages 5.6 yards per play, which is 78th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this year, placing them 117th overall as an offensive unit. Jonathan Banks averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 8.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 58 passes on 117 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 128.1. He has thrown for 921 yards this season.
The Tulane Green Wave rush defense has allowed 245 attempts for 1,069 yards this year, putting them in 80th place in D-1 against the run. Tulane has committed 41 penalties for 398 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 89th in college football. They are 81st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 181. They have surrendered a total of 2,705 yards on D, which is 93rd in the country. The Green Wave are ranked 97th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 120 passes on 203 attempts against the Tulane defense this season, placing them 68th and 75th in Division 1. The Tulane Green Wave pass defense has also given up a total of 1,636 yards through the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulane Green Wave have attempted 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 115th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Tulane kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 19 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,310 yards on 32 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 83rd in Division 1 in punting average. Tulane is ranked 99th in the nation in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 14 punt return yards and average 2 yards per return, which is 125th in college football. They have returned 12 kicks for 316 yards on special teams, ranking 57th in kick return yardage. The Tulane Green Wave average 26 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,604.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Green Wave -6
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