Tulsa vs Tulane NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Justin McMillan and the Tulane Green Wave play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Yulman Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Tulane opens this matchup as 10.5-point favorites. The Golden Hurricane are 5-3-0 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Green Wave are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-2-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane played the Memphis Tigers and lost 42-41. Shamari Brooks paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 40 yards and he added 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 156 yards on 36 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per tote. Keylon Stokes was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 129 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 14.3 yards per catch for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Hurricane was Zach Smith who went 23/40 with 309 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Golden Hurricane ran the ball 61 times and generated 275 yards which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 101 plays which gave them a total of 584 yards. For the contest, the Golden Hurricane racked up a total of 33 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tulsa gave up 16 completions on 26 tries for a total of 306 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.5%. On the ground, the Golden Hurricane gave up 192 yards on 33 tries which is an average of 5.8 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 498 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
The Golden Hurricane head into this game 2-6 this year. For total yards, they rank 6th in the conference and 58th in college football with 3,236 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 24.3 points per game, which has them at 97th in college football. As a unit, they are averaging 132 yards on the ground per contest which is 12th in the AAC. The Golden Hurricane have one of the worst defenses in college football, allowing 32.4 points per contest ranking them 11th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Golden Hurricane have allowed 2,180 yards. Opponents are completing 53.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.3 yards per try. In terms of yards on the ground, Tulsa is allowing 194.8 yards per game ranking them 10th in the conference and 102nd in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.7 yards per carry which has them at 10th in the conference and 93rd in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,558 rushing yards through 8 contests.
In their last contest, the Tulane Green Wave faced the Navy Midshipmen and were beaten 41-38. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Green Wave was Justin McMillan who went 20/29 with 290 yards through the air and completed 3 touchdowns. He threw 2 picks in the game. Cameron Carroll paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 71 yards on 8 carries which meant he averaged 8.9 yards per run. Darnell Mooney was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 112 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 22.4 yards per catch for the game. The Green Wave rushed the ball a total of 42 times and earned a total of 187 yards which had them averaging 4.5 yards per carry. In all, they ran 71 plays for 477 yards. In the game, the Green Wave earned a total of 24 first downs and they had 2 penalties for 18 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. In terms of defense, Tulane gave up 2 completions on 8 throws totaling 68 yards, and a completion percentage of 25.0%. Against the run, the Green Wave gave up 386 yards on 55 carries which gave them an average of 7.0 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they gave up 454 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Green Wave head into this game 5-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Green Wave have one of the best offenses in college football. Tulane is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 257.6 yards on the ground per game, putting them 8th in the country. As a unit, they have a total of 2,061 rushing yards through 8 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Green Wave average 473.5 yards per game overall ranking them 19th in Division 1 and 3rd in the conference. The Green Wave are conceding 25.4 points per contest ranking them 5th in the American Athletic Conference and 51st in D-1. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate units in the nation. They are giving up 187.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Green Wave are currently ranked 3rd in the American Athletic Conference. In discussing points given up, they have given up 203 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 172.5 yards per game ranking them 81st in D-1 and 7th in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 1,380 yards on the ground and 12 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Golden Hurricane/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane +10.5
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