Tulane at Houston College Football Picks and Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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The Tulane Green Wave travel to TDECU Stadium to take on the Houston Cougars on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11.5 point favorites. The Green Wave have an ATS record of 5-5-0 while their over/under record is 2-8-0. The Cougars have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 5-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-5-0 against the spread
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Houston Cougars are 5-5-0 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
11/11/18 DE Cameron Sample Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Houston
11/11/18 QB Jonathan Banks Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Houston
11/11/18 DE Patrick Johnson Suspension is out 1st half Thursday vs Houston
11/11/18 WR Terren Encalade Wrist is questionable Thursday vs Houston
08/14/18 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder is out for season
08/14/18 WR Kevin Ledee Knee is out for season
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/11/18 DT Avmiel Fleming Foot is questionable Thursday vs Tulane
11/11/18 WR Courtney Lark Knee is questionable Thursday vs Tulane
11/11/18 DT Ed Oliver Knee is questionable Thursday vs Tulane
11/11/18 RB Mulbah Car Foot is questionable Thursday vs Tulane
11/11/18 RB Terence Williams Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Tulane
11/10/18 DE Jerard Carter Foot is out for season
10/10/18 DL Isaiah Chambers Knee is out for season
09/16/18 DB Garrett Davis Foot is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave are 87th in Division 1 in points scored with 262. They have run 688 plays this season for 3,960 yards, which ranks them 106th in the nation in total offense. The Green Wave average 5.8 yards per play, which is 65th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 178 1st downs this year, placing them 111th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tulane has run for 2,163 yards as a team, which ranks 28th in the country. They've run 459 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 80 times for 737 yards so far this season, which has them 14th in the nation in penalties. Justin McMillan has thrown for 721 yards this season. He has completed 40 passes on 87 attempts for a completion percentage of 46%. His quarterback rating this year is 138.3. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.7 adjusted yards per throw.
Tulane is 58th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 258. They have surrendered a total of 4,221 yards on D, which is 96th in Division 1. The Green Wave are ranked 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 203 passes on 386 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, placing them 103rd and 125th in the country. The Tulane pass defense has also given up a total of 2,789 yards through the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 371 attempts for 1,432 yards this year, putting them in 46th place in D-1 against the run. The Green Wave have committed 73 penalties for 658 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 109th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Tulane is ranked 20th in the nation in punt returns with 21. They've accumulated 110 punt return yards and average 5.2 yards per return, which is 110th in college football. They have returned 23 kicks for 453 yards on special teams, ranking 67th in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 20 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,523. The Tulane Green Wave have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 7, which is 110th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,536 yards on 61 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cougars have run for 2,326 yards as a team, which ranks 18th in the nation. They've run 405 times, averaging 5.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars have been penalized on offense 69 times for 552 yards so far this year, which has them 40th in the country in penalties. They are 4th in Division 1 in points scored with 478. They have run 774 plays this year for 5,491 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Houston Cougars average 7.1 yards per play, which is 8th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 264 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. D'Eriq King has completed 208 throws while attempting 330 passes for a completion percentage of 63%. He has passed for 2,900 yards this year. He averages 10.1 adjusted yards per throw and 8.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 168.2.
The Houston Cougars rush defense has given up 454 attempts for 1,757 yards this season, putting them in 81st place in the country against the run. They have had 77 penalties for 691 yards on defense this year. That places them 116th in Division 1. Houston is 108th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 344. They have given up a total of 4,898 yards on D, which is 120th in the nation. The Cougars are 70th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 244 throws on 409 attempts against the Houston defense this season, ranking them 128th and 129th in the country. The Houston Cougars pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,141 yards in the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Houston Cougars have tried 8 field goals this year and made 5, which is 126th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Houston kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 63 for 64 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,829 yards on 43 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 45th in the NCAA in punting average. Houston is 72nd in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 145 punt return yards and average 10.4 yards per return, which is 49th in D-1. They have returned 11 kicks for 207 yards on special teams, which puts them 120th in kick return yardage. The Cougars average 19 yards per kick return and they are 8th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,843.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Green Wave +11.5
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