Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 11/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Location: Chapman Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+4.5)
Chapman Stadium is the site where Zach Smith and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (4-1) will play the Tulane Green Wave (5-4) on Thursday. Tulsa opens this contest as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 55.5.
In their last game, the Tulane Green Wave took the field against the Army Black Knights and ended up getting the win by a score of 38-12. Michael Pratt went 19/27 with 197 yards by way of the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Amare Jones paced the team in rushing in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 50 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown in this outing. He rushed for 60 yards via 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.0 yards per carry. Duece Watts led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 85 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 14.2 yards per catch in this contest.
When talking about scoring, the Tulane Green Wave are averaging 36.7 points per contest. Offensively they have an average of 224.8 yards in the run game ranking them 19th in the nation. The Green Wave have earned 3,645 yards in total this season. When it comes to scoring, Tulane has amassed 15 touchdowns through the air and 26 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yards, the Green Wave have given up 2,475 yds which has them ranked 138th in college football. Overall, they are conceding 418.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 87th in D-1. The Green Wave are ranked 69th in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, giving up 27.6 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 3.3 yards per tote and 143.8 rushing yards per game for the campaign. In their 9 games, they are allowing 275.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 60.8%. For the season, they have given up 1,294 rushing yards through 9 games.
Michael Pratt has connected on 98 of his career 178 passes for a completion percentage of 55.1%. He is throwing for 186.9 yards per outing. For his collegiate career, Pratt has thrown for 1,308 yds with 14 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He has a quarterback rating of 138.2 with a TD rate of 7.9% and an interception percentage of 2.2%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 70 different times for a total of 158 rushing yds.
The last time they played, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane took the field against the SMU Mustangs and took home the victory by a score of 28-24. T.K. Wilkerson led the team in rushing in this outing. He had a long run of 19 yards and he tallied 1 TD for this contest. He rushed for 94 yards on 21 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per run. Keylon Stokes was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 122 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 15.3 yards per catch in this outing. Zach Smith went 26/38 with 325 yards via the pass and threw 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 1 interception on the day.
In relation to their scoring prowess, the Golden Hurricane are ranking 62nd in college football by scoring 29.0 points per outing. Over the course of the season thus far, the Golden Hurricane have earned 1,252 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 250.4 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 48th in college football. They are averaging 161.8 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 809 yards overall. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane hold an average of 412.2 yards/game which has them sitting 51st in the nation. The Golden Hurricane are conceding 21.8 PPG, which has them sitting 40th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 109 pts. Tulsa has yielded a total of 663 yards rushing (132.6 yards per outing) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 6 touchdowns via the pass and 236.2 yards per contest, which puts them in 80th in the nation.
Smith has thrown 50 touchdowns while tossing 30 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 5.1% and his interception rate is 3.1%. He has run for -233 yds on 150 tries. He averages 209.1 yards per contest through the air with a 132.4 QB rating. In the 36 contests in his college career, Zach Smith has connected on 563 of 982 attempts for a total of 7,526 yds.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Golden Hurricane -4.5
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