Tulane vs Temple College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Lincoln Financial Field
Anthony Russo and the Temple Owls play the Tulane Green Wave at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Tulane opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The Green Wave are 7-2-0 ATS and 6-3-0 when betting on the total. The Owls are 5-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Tulane Green Wave went up against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and earned the victory by a score of 38-26. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Green Wave was Justin McMillan who went 12/16 with 184 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He threw 2 picks during the game. Stephon Huderson led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 55 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 100 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 14.3 yards per run. Jalen McCleskey led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 53 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 26.5 yards per reception for the game. The Green Wave ran the ball a total of 46 times and racked up a total of 290 yards which gave them an average of 6.3 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 62 plays for 474 yards. For the contest, the Green Wave racked up 20 first downs and they had 13 penalties for 139 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Tulane gave up 17 completions on 33 tries totaling 270 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.5%. Overall, they gave up 398 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Green Wave gave up 128 yards on 38 runs which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Green Wave step onto the field holding a record of 6-3 in 2019. For total yardage, they currently sit at 5th in the AAC and 30th in college football with 4,262 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 36.4 points per contest, which has them at 19th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 261.2 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the conference. The Green Wave have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 25.4 points per game ranking them 5th in the American Athletic Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Green Wave have conceded 1,911 yards. Teams are completing 52.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per attempt. In discussing yards on the ground, Tulane is allowing 167.6 yards per game putting them 6th in the conference and 75th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.4 yards per rush which has them at 8th in the conference and 75th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,508 yards rushing through 9 games.
In their last game, the Temple Owls went up against the USF Bulls and notched a win by a score of 17-7. Running the show from under center for the Owls was Anthony Russo who went 15/21 with 164 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. Jager Gardner paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 57 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 133 yards on 25 carries which meant he was running for 5.3 yards per run. Jadan Blue was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 121 yards on 11 catches. He notched an average of 11.0 yards per catch for that contest. The Owls ran the football 39 times and racked up 153 yards giving them an average of 3.9 yards per carry. On the day, the Owls earned 16 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 75 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they ran 62 plays for 320 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Temple gave up 23 completions on 38 tries for a total of 225 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.5%. Overall, they gave up 286 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Against the run, the Owls gave up 61 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 1.6 yards per run allowed.
The Owls head into this matchup 6-3. Temple hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 140.4 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 92nd in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 1,264 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Owls average 393.4 yards per game overall which has them at 76th in Division 1 and 10th in the American Athletic Conference. The Owls are conceding 25.4 points per contest ranking them 4th in the conference and 50th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the country. They are giving up 234.2 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Owls sit in 9th in the conference. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 229 points in total. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 155.9 yards per contest which puts them at 63rd in the country and 5th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded a total of 1,403 yards rushing and 11.7 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Owls college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Owls +3.5
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