FIU vs Tulane NCAA Football Picks & Predictions 8/29/2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019
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The FIU Golden Panthers travel to Yulman Stadium to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Thursday, August 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tulane as 2 point favorites. The Golden Panthers had an ATS record of 10-3-0 last season while their over/under record was 8-5-0. The Green Wave had an over/under record of 4-9-0 and they were 6-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable FIU Golden Panthers Betting Trends
The FIU Golden Panthers were 8-5-0 against the over/under last season
The FIU Golden Panthers were 10-3-0 against the spread last year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Tulane Green Wave were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Key FIU Golden Panthers Injuries
08/24/19 RB Shawndarrius Phillips Undisclosed is out for season
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The FIU Golden Panthers were 27th in Division 1 in points scored with 450 last year. They ran 865 plays last season for 5,474 yards, which ranked them 44th in the nation in total offense. The Golden Panthers averaged 6.3 yards per play, which was 18th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 277 1st downs last year, placing them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground FIU ran for 2,280 yards as a team, which ranked 55th in the country. They ran 481 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Golden Panthers were penalized on offense 64 times for 569 yards last season, which had them 96th in the nation in penalties.
FIU was 56th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 328 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,028 yards on D, which was 66th in Division 1. The Golden Panthers were ranked 66th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses completed 225 passes on 373 attempts against the FIU Golden Panthers defense last season, placing them 48th and 45th in the country. The FIU pass defense also gave up a total of 2,523 yards through the air, which was 35th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 508 attempts for 2,505 yards last year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. The Golden Panthers committed 61 penalties for 588 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 25th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
FIU was ranked 89th in the nation in punt returns with 16 last year. They accumulated 191 punt return yards and averaged 12.7 yards per return, which was 22nd in college football. They returned 29 kicks for 504 yards on special teams, ranking 88th in kick return yardage. The Golden Panthers averaged 17 yards per kick return and they were 54th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,170. The FIU Golden Panthers attempted 20 field goals last season and made 14, which was 64th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 74%. FIU Golden Panthers kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 55 for 55 last year. Their punters totaled 1,893 yards on 43 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That placed them 18th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Wave ran for 2,843 yards as a team last year, which ranked 21st in the nation. They ran 601 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Tulane Green Wave were penalized on offense 88 times for 805 yards last year, which had them 35th in the country in penalties. They were 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 348. They ran 900 plays last year for 5,223 yards, which ranked them 100th in the nation in total offense. The Green Wave averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 64th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 243 1st downs last season, ranking them 96th overall as an offensive unit.
The Tulane Green Wave rush defense gave up 494 attempts for 1,931 yards last season, putting them in 56th place in the country against the run. They had 82 penalties for 737 yards on defense last year. That placed them 89th in Division 1. Tulane was 75th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 358. They gave up a total of 5,288 yards on D, which was 84th in the nation. The Green Wave were 61st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses completed 239 throws on 458 attempts against the Tulane defense last season, ranking them 77th and 114th in the country. The Tulane Green Wave pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,357 yards in the air, which was 112th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tulane Green Wave tried 12 field goals last year and made 10, which was 99th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83%. Green Wave kickers made 95% of their extra points, going 42 for 43 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,051 yards on 73 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 57th in the NCAA in punting average. Tulane was 21st in the country in punt returns with 27 last season. They totaled 144 punt return yards and averaged 5.3 yards per return, which was 109th in D-1. They returned 39 kicks for 816 yards on special teams, which put them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Tulane Green Wave averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 53rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,184.
Who will win tonight's Golden Panthers/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Panthers +2
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