Tulane at USF College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium is the venue for the game between the Tulane Green Wave and the USF Bulls on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has USF as 9 point favorites. The Bulls are 2-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0. The Green Wave are 4-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 2-6-0.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 2-6-0 against the over/under
The Tulane Green Wave are 4-4-0 against the spread
Important USF Bulls Betting Trends
The USF Bulls are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The USF Bulls are 2-6-0 against the spread
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
10/28/18 QB Jonathan Banks Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs South Florida
08/14/18 WR Freddy Canteen Shoulder is out for season
08/14/18 WR Kevin Ledee Knee is out for season
Key USF Bulls Injuries
10/27/18 LB Nico Sawtelle Shoulder is downgraded to out Saturday vs Houston
10/23/18 WR Randall St. Felix Undisclosed is probable Saturday vs Houston
10/21/18 OL Eric Mayes Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Houston
09/23/18 WR Terrence Horne ACL is out for season
07/20/18 QB Brett Kean Academics is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tulane Green Wave have run for 1,635 yards as a unit, which ranks 38th in the nation. They've run 358 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Green Wave have been penalized on offense 65 times for 592 yards so far this year, which has them 20th in the country in penalties. They are 103rd in Division 1 in points scored with 197. They have run 548 plays this year for 2,999 yards, which ranks them 111th in the nation in total offense. The Green Wave average 5.5 yards per play, which is 87th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 146 1st downs this season, ranking them 105th overall as an offensive unit. Justin McMillan has completed 24 throws while attempting 48 passes for a completion percentage of 50%. He has passed for 288 yards this year. He averages 7.3 adjusted yards per throw and 6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.
The Green Wave rush defense has given up 312 attempts for 1,240 yards this season, putting them in 60th place in the country against the run. They have had 56 penalties for 498 yards on defense this year. That places them 91st in Division 1. Tulane is 66th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 225. They have given up a total of 3,347 yards on D, which is 82nd in the nation. The Green Wave are 83rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 153 throws on 269 attempts against the Tulane Green Wave defense this season, ranking them 74th and 89th in the country. The Tulane pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,107 yards in the air, which is 100th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulane Green Wave have tried 5 field goals this year and made 4, which is 125th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. Tulane Green Wave kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 25 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,897 yards on 45 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 60th in the NCAA in punting average. Tulane is 61st in the country in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 46 punt return yards and average 3.5 yards per return, which is 123rd in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 406 yards on special teams, which puts them 51st in kick return yardage. The Green Wave average 21 yards per kick return and they are 97th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,452.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Bulls are 30th in Division 1 in points scored with 285. They have run 592 plays this season for 4,001 yards, which ranks them 38th in the nation in total offense. The USF Bulls average 6.8 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 193 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground USF has run for 1,866 yards as a team, which ranks 16th in the country. They've run 324 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bulls have been penalized on offense 65 times for 593 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the nation in penalties. Blake Barnett has thrown for 2,073 yards this season. He has completed 160 passes on 255 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 139. He averages 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw.
USF is 85th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 237. They have surrendered a total of 3,549 yards on D, which is 100th in Division 1. The Bulls are ranked 74th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 134 passes on 245 attempts against the USF defense this season, placing them 33rd and 53rd in the country. The USF Bulls pass defense has also given up a total of 1,681 yards through the air, which is 49th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 382 attempts for 1,868 yards this year, putting them in 117th place in D-1 against the run. The Bulls have committed 48 penalties for 420 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 45th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
USF is ranked 39th in the nation in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 72 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 113th in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 815 yards on special teams, ranking 2nd in kick return yardage. The USF Bulls average 29 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,888. The Bulls have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 11, which is 34th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 79%. USF kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 32 for 34 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,787 yards on 41 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 29th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Green Wave +9
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