SMU Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 11/17/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Location: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Green Wave (-2.5)
The Tulane Green Wave (8-2) host the SMU Mustangs (6-4) at Yulman Stadium on Thursday. SMU opens this contest as 2.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is set at 65.5.
The SMU Mustangs head into this game 6-4 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Mustangs stepped onto the field against the USF Bulls and earned the victory with a final of 41-23. Tanner Mordecai finished 19/27 with 280 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 181.9 and finished the game without throwing a pick. Tyler Lavine led the offense in rushing for the Mustangs with 17 attempts for 112 yards (6.6 yds per carry). In all, they had 68 plays which gave them a total of 553 yds. The SMU Mustangs rushed the ball a total of 41 different times and tallied 273 yards, which earned them an average of 6.7 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Mustangs gave up 179 yards on 42 attempts, which is 4.3 yards per run allowed. SMU gave up 14 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 202 yds, and a completion percentage of 41.2%.
The Mustangs have tallied 4,864 total yards this season. When it comes to notching touchdowns, SMU has compiled 30 touchdowns through the air and 22 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 14 times. SMU has 251 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 42 penalties for 402 yds. As a unit they hold an average of 160.5 yards rushing giving them a rank of 59th in college football. Concerning putting points on the board, the SMU Mustangs are averaging 40.3 points per contest.
The Mustangs are ranked 117th in Division 1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, conceding 32.6 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.7 yards per tote and 197.6 yards on the ground per contest on the year. For the season, they have allowed 1,976 yards via the ground game in 10 games. Regarding passing yards, the Mustangs have given up 2,484 yards which ranks them 91st in Division 1. They have relinquished 248.4 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 56.1%. Overall, they are granting 446.0 yards per game which has them sitting 120th in the nation. They have yielded 21 touchdowns via the pass as well as 20 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Green Wave step onto the field holding a record of 8-2 for this season. When they last played, the Green Wave took a loss by a score of 38-31 against the UCF Knights. Michael Pratt (3 touchdowns) finished the contest with 236 yds on 23/39 passing while his quarterback rate was 135.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.1. Tyjae Spears carried the football 8 times for 130 yds, finishing the game with 16.3 yards per attempt for Tulane. The Green Wave finished with 391 yds while running 66 plays (5.9 yds per play). Tulane ended up running for 5.7 yards per attempt, finishing with 155 yds on 27 carries. Tulane relinquished 54 rush attempts for 336 yards (6.2 yds per rush). The Green Wave pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 56.7%, surrendering 132 yds on 17 for 30 through the air.
The Tulane Green Wave hold an average of 415.9 yards/contest, which has them sitting 47th in Division 1. The Tulane offense has compiled 375 yds of penalties on 43 violations, which ranks 121st in college football in terms of hurting your team. For the season so far, the Green Wave have compiled 2,382 yards through the air as well as an average of 238.2 passing yards per outing, putting them at 57th in Division 1. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Green Wave rank 37th in college football maintaining an average of 32.7 PPG.
The Green Wave are relinquishing 19.0 PPG, which puts them 17th in the nation. Tulane has allowed the opposition a total of 1,479 yards rushing (147.9 yards per outing) in addition to 8 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. This year, they have surrendered 190 points in total. They have allowed 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 175.5 yards/game, which puts them in 13th in Division 1. The Green Wave defense has taken the field for 664 plays, which ranks 44th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Mustangs/Green Wave college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Green Wave -2.5
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