Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 10/8/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars
Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Location: TDECU Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+4.5)
Michael Pratt and the Tulane Green Wave (2-1) are headed to TDECU Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the Houston Cougars (0-0). Houston opens this matchup as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 56.
In their last outing, the Tulane Green Wave went up against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles and ended up getting the win by a score of 66-24. Cameron Carroll led the team in rushing in this outing. He tore off a long run of 52 yards and he added 3 TD's for this game. He ran for 163 yards by way of 15 carries which had him averaging 10.9 yards per tote. Jha'Quan Jackson was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 42 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 21.0 yards per reception in this outing. Michael Pratt went 8/18 with 142 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Tulane Green Wave hold an average of 39.0 points per contest. Offensively they maintain an average of 300.3 yards in the run game which ranks them 4th in the nation. The Green Wave have earned 1,342 total yards for this campaign. When it comes to scoring, Tulane has amassed 2 passing touchdowns and 14 touchdowns via the ground. The Green Wave are ranked 40th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 25.0 PPG. They are allowing an average of 2.8 yards per running attempt and 115.3 rushing yards per game on the year. During this campaign, they have allowed 346 running yards through 3 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Green Wave have allowed 766 yards which has them sitting in 64th in D-1. During their 3 games played, they are conceding 255.3 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 59.7%. During the season, they are conceding 370.7 yards per game which has them ranked 37th in the country.
Michael Pratt has connected on 8 of his attempted career 18 passes for a completion percentage of 44.4%. He is averaging 142 yds per contest. For his collegiate career, Pratt has thrown for 142 yards with 2 TD's and 0 picks. He has a QB rating of 147.4 with a TD percentage of 11.1%. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 7 different times for a total of 40 yds.
In their last contest in 2019, the Houston Cougars played the Navy Midshipmen and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 56-41. Clayton Tune went 23/35 with 393 yards via the pass and completed 4 TD's. He walked away with 4 interceptions on the day. Tune led the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 23 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He rushed for a total of 61 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 5.5 yards per carry. Marquez Stevenson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 133 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 16.6 yards per reception in this outing.
Regarding how much they scored, the Cougars were 39th in college football with an average of 30.7 points per game. Last season, the Cougars compiled 2,440 yards through the air as well as an average of 203.3 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 59th in college football. They had an average of 189.3 yards per game via the rush and ran for 2,272 yards for the season. The Houston Cougars held an average of 392.6 yards/game ranking them 50th in the nation. Houston allowed a total of 2,149 yards rushing (179.1 yards per contest) in addition to 24 touchdowns rushing last season. Last season, they relinquished 408 total points. They gave up 29 touchdowns through the air in addition to 288.4 yards per game, which had them in 69th in college football. The Cougars relinquished 34.0 points per contest, ranking them 71st in the country.
Tune has thrown 19 touchdowns while tossing 11 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 6.4% and his interception percentage is 3.7%. He has taken off and run for 297 yards on 107 attempts. He averages 194.0 yards per game through the air with a 135.6 quarterback rating. In 12 games in his collegiate career, Clayton Tune has been successful on 165 of his 296 attempts for 2,328 yds.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Green Wave +4.5
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