Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 11/5/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022
Location: Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Hurricane (+7)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-5) will take on the Tulane Green Wave (7-1) at Chapman Stadium on Saturday. Tulane opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The over/under is 58.
The Tulane Green Wave step onto the field holding a record of 7-1 this season. In their last game, the Green Wave faced the Memphis Tigers and notched a win by a score of 38-28. Michael Pratt connected on 20/29 with 158 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rating of 126.1 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Tyjae Spears was the rushing leader for the Green Wave with 24 attempts for 125 yds (5.2 yards per carry). Overall, they tallied 70 plays which totaled 344 yards. The Tulane Green Wave ran the ball a total of 41 different times and totaled 186 yds, earning them an average of 4.5 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Green Wave gave up 103 yards on 33 attempts, which averages out to 3.1 yards per run surrendered. Tulane gave up 26 completions on 41 tries for 312 yds, and a completion rate of 63.4%.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Tulane Green Wave have an average of 33.6 points per outing. As a team they average 158.1 yards rushing which ranks them 61st in the nation. The Green Wave have tallied 3,286 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Tulane has totaled 15 passing touchdowns and 19 rushing touchdowns. Tulane has accrued 180 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 34 infractions for 277 yards. They have turned the ball over 8 times.
Regarding yards through the air, the Green Wave are conceding 1,477 yds which ranks them 20th in the nation. They have yielded 184.6 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 61.1%. In total, they have given up 313.6 yards per outing putting them 21st in the country. They have yielded 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 4 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush and 129.0 rushing yards per game this year. For the year, they have given up 1,032 running yards through 8 games. The Green Wave sit in 14th in the nation regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 17.4 points per contest.
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The Golden Hurricane step onto the field holding a record of 3-5 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Golden Hurricane took a loss by a score of 45-34 when they played the SMU Mustangs. Braylon Braxton (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 120 yards on 8/14 through the air while his QB rating was 176.3. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.6. Deneric Prince ran the football 19 times for 86 yards, ending the contest with 4.5 yards per attempt for Tulsa. Tulsa ran the ball for 4.9 yds per carry, totaling 182 yds on 37 attempts. The Golden Hurricane finished the contest with a total of 398 yds while running 67 plays (5.9 yards per play). The Golden Hurricane pass defense conceded a completion rate of 67.9%, relinquishing 310 yards on 19 for 28 passing. Tulsa relinquished 50 run attempts for 158 yards (3.2 yds per rush).
When discussing the points being put on the board, the Golden Hurricane are ranked 46th in college football maintaining an average of 32.4 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Golden Hurricane have earned 2,338 yards through the air together with holding an average of 292.3 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 20th in the nation. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 434.3 yards per game, which ranks them 37th in the nation. The Tulsa offense has accrued 491 yds of penalties on 52 violations, ranking them 65th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the opposition.
The Golden Hurricane are surrendering 34.0 points per game, which has them 120th in Division 1. Tulsa has allowed a total of 1,680 yards rushing (210.0 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns via the rush this season. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 272 points. They have yielded 13 touchdowns via the pass and 182.9 yards per game, which has them sitting 18th in the country. The Golden Hurricane defense has taken part in 565 plays, which is 79th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Green Wave/Golden Hurricane college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Green Wave -7
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