Tulane vs Memphis College Football Betting Tips
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
Justin McMillan and the Tulane Green Wave head to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Memphis Tigers. Tulane opens this contest as 4-point underdogs. The Green Wave are 5-1-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 4-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Tulane Green Wave faced the Connecticut Huskies and earned the win by a score of 49-7. Corey Dauphine paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 57 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for a total of 87 yards via 5 carries which had him averaging 17.4 yards per carry. Darnell Mooney was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 77 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 19.3 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Green Wave was Justin McMillan who went 18/24 with 231 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Green Wave ran the ball 46 times and generated 311 yards which gave them an average of 6.8 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 80 plays which gave them a total of 634 yards. Overall, the Green Wave totaled 31 first downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 81 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tulane conceded 19 catches on 31 tries totaling 134 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. On the day, they conceded 234 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Green Wave conceded 100 yards on 29 runs which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Green Wave head into this game 5-1 this year. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 39.2 points per game, ranking them 15th in D-1. As a team, they are averaging 288 yards on the ground per game which is 2nd in the conference. For total yardage, they rank 3rd in the American Athletic Conference and 17th in D-1 with 2,978 yards. The Green Wave have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 19.2 points per contest putting them 3rd in the conference. When talking about yards on the ground, Tulane is allowing 147 yards per contest putting them 6th in the AAC and 58th in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per rush which has them at 9th in the AAC and 65th in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 882 rushing yards through 6 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Green Wave have conceded 1,250 yards. Opponents are completing 51.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.7 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Memphis Tigers went up against the Temple Owls and were defeated 30-28. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Brady White who went 28/43 with 363 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 pick in the game. Kenneth Gainwell led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 25 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He ran for a total of 106 yards on 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. Kenneth Gainwell led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 98 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 12.3 yards per catch for that game. The Tigers ran the ball 33 times and totaled 129 yards earning them an average of 3.9 yards per rush. Overall, they totaled 77 plays for a total of 492 yards. In the game, the Tigers racked up 28 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 44 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Memphis gave up 24 completions on 37 tries totaling 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.9%. On the day, they conceded 456 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 193 yards on 48 runs which is an average of 4.0 yards per run allowed.
The Tigers head into this game 5-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Tigers have one of the best offenses in college football. Memphis has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 200.2 rushing yards per game, putting them 37th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,201 rushing yards through 6 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Tigers average 466.2 yards per contest overall which has them at 28th in the country and 4th in the American Athletic Conference. The Tigers are allowing 21 points per contest ranking them 5th in the AAC and 37th in the nation. Their passing defense is one of the best groups in the country. They are conceding 165.7 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers are ranked 1st in the conference. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 126 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 181.5 yards per game ranking them 92nd in Division 1 and 10th in the AAC. For the 2019 season, they have given up 1,089 yards on the ground and 7.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -4
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