SMU Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 10/16/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Location: Yulman Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: SMU (-7.5)
Yulman Stadium is the venue where Michael Pratt and the Tulane Green Wave (2-2) will play the SMU Mustangs (4-0) on Friday. Tulane opens this matchup as 7.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 67.5.
In their last game, the SMU Mustangs took the field against the Memphis Tigers and added a win to their record by a score of 30-27. Shane Buechele went 32/45 with 474 yards by way of the pass and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Ulysses Bentley IV led the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He ran for a total of 32 yards on 13 carries which meant he averaged 2.5 yards per carry. Reggie Roberson Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 243 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 48.6 yards per reception in this contest.
Regarding scoring, the SMU Mustangs hold an average of 44.0 points per contest. As a team they're holding an average of 219.5 yards on the ground ranking them 12th in the country. The Mustangs have earned 2,235 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, SMU has earned 10 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of yards through the air, the Mustangs have given up 993 yards which has them sitting in 68th in Division 1. Overall, they have given up 412.5 yards per contest putting them 56th in the nation. The Mustangs rank 34th in the nation concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 23.3 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 164.3 yards on the ground per game so far this season. Over the course of their 4 games played this season, they have conceded 248.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.6%. During the season, they have allowed 657 rushing yards through 4 games.
Shane Buechele has connected on 806 of his attempted career 1,277 throws for a completion percentage of 63.1%. He is averaging 247.3 yards per contest. For his career, Buechele has passed for a total of 9,891 yds with 74 TD's and 28 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 142.9 with a TD percentage of 5.8% and an interception rate of 2.2%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the football 249 times for a total of 421 rushing yds.
In the last game they played, the Tulane Green Wave faced the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and went home with the win by a score of 66-24. Cameron Carroll paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 52 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for this outing. He scurried for 163 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 10.9 yards per run. Jha'Quan Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 42 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 21.0 yards per reception for that game. Michael Pratt went 8/18 with 142 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Green Wave are sitting 20th in the nation holding an average of 37.0 points per contest. For the year so far, the Green Wave currently sit at 582 passing yards together with an average of 145.5 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 70th in college football. They are averaging 242.8 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 971 yards for this year. The Tulane Green Wave hold an average of 388.3 yards/contest which has them ranked 53rd in Division 1. Tulane has yielded a total of 503 rushing yards (125.8 yards/game) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. The Green Wave are giving up 31.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 57th in D-1. In total, they have conceded 124 pts. They have conceded 7 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 271.3 yards per contest, which puts them in 67th in the nation.
In the 2 games in his career, Michael Pratt has completed 19 of his 43 attempts for 283 yds. He averages 141.5 passing yards per contest with a 122.5 QB rating. Pratt has thrown 3 TD's compared to 0 interceptions. He has left the pocket and rushed for 31 yds on 20 attempts. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 7.0%.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mustangs -7.5
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