Connecticut vs Tulane Predictions, Odds and Line
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Justin McMillan and the Tulane Green Wave host the Connecticut Huskies at Yulman Stadium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. The odds on this matchup have Tulane as 33-point favorites. The Huskies are 2-3-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Green Wave are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-1-0 against the spread.
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
10/06/19 WR Donovan Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
10/06/19 LB D.J. Morgan Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
10/05/19 RB Khyon Gillespie Academics is out for season
10/05/19 DB Ryan Carroll Academics is out for season
09/30/19 QB Steven Krajewski Collarbone is out indefinitely
09/16/19 QB Micah Leon Shoulder is out for season
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
The last time they took the field, the Connecticut Huskies faced the USF Bulls and ended up taking the loss by a score of 48-22. Kevin Mensah led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 18 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He ran for 70 yards on 21 carries which meant he averaged 3.3 yards per carry. Cameron Ross was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 68 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 9.7 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Huskies was Mike Beaudry who went 18/29 with 209 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Huskies ran the football 37 times and totaled 84 yards which earned them an average of 2.3 yards per carry. Overall, they finished with a total of 66 plays for a total of 293 yards. For the contest, the Huskies got 18 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 38 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Connecticut allowed 12 catches on 22 throws for a total of 190 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.5%. In the running game, the Huskies allowed 313 yards on 42 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 7.5 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 503 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Huskies head into this matchup 1-4 this year. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 12th in the conference and 124th in the country with 1,541 yards. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the nation averaging 18.6 points per contest, putting them 118th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 104.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 12th in the conference. The Huskies have one of the most lackluster defenses in D-1, giving up 38.8 points per game which has them at 12th in the American Athletic Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Huskies have conceded 1,017 yards. Teams are completing 67.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. In regard to rushing yards, Connecticut is allowing 191.4 yards per game ranking them 12th in the AAC and 103rd in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.5 yards per carry which has them at 12th in the American Athletic Conference and 122nd in the country overall. Overall, they have allowed 957 yards rushing through 5 contests.
In their last contest, the Tulane Green Wave played the Army Black Knights and ended up getting the victory by a score of 42-33. Running the show from under center for the Green Wave was Justin McMillan who went 15/21 with 201 yards passing and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Corey Dauphine led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 30 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 75 yards by way of 9 carries which had him averaging 8.3 yards per run. Amare Jones was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 104 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 17.3 yards per reception for the game. The Green Wave ended up running the ball 53 times and racked up a total of 324 yards which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per run. For the game, the Green Wave got 28 first downs and they totaled 9 penalties for 79 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. In the game, they totaled 74 plays which gave them a total of 525 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tulane allowed 9 completions on 24 throws for a total of 170 yards, and a completion percentage of 37.5%. In the running game, the Green Wave allowed 193 yards on 44 tries which gave them an average of 4.4 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded 363 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Green Wave come into this game with a record of 4-1. Tulane is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 283.4 rushing yards per game, putting them 6th in D-1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,417 yards rushing through 5 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Green Wave average 468.8 yards per contest overall which has them at 27th in college football and 3rd in the conference. The Green Wave are conceding 21.6 points per game which puts them at 6th in the American Athletic Conference and 43rd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the elite units in the nation. They are giving up 188.4 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Green Wave currently sit at 4th in the conference. In discussing points given up, they have given up 108 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are giving up 156.4 yards per game ranking them 66th in Division 1 and 6th in the conference. This year, they have allowed 782 yards rushing and 8 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Huskies/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Green Wave -33
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