Tulane vs. Tulsa - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-4) at Tulane Green Wave (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Yulman Stadium)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Tulane Green Wave meet Saturday in college football action at Yulman Stadium on ESPNU.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane would love a nice road victory to help them climb out of a 1-4 hole. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost four of their last six road games. Chad President is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 792 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. President has one touchdown pass in his last three games. Justin Hobbs and Keenen Johnson have combined for 580 receiving yards and one touchdown while Josh Stewart has nine receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 295 yards per contest, and D'Angelo Brewer leads the way with 643 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 40.4 points and 574.4 yards per game. Manny Bunch leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 44 tackles, Jeremy Smith has three sacks and Craig Suits has two interceptions.
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The Tulane Green Wave look to remain unbeaten at home to get a game above a .500 record. The Tulane Green Wave have split their last six home games. Jonathan Banks is completing 54.8 percent of his passes for 301 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Banks and Johnathan Brantley have combined for 402 passing yards this season. Terren Encalade and Darnell Mooney have combined for 239 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Dontrell Hilliard has three receptions. The Tulane Green Wave ground game is averaging 244.2 yards per contest, and Hilliard leads the way with 342 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 27.5 points and 388.3 yards per game. Rae Juan Marbley leads the Tulane Green Wave with 33 tackles, Luke Jackson has 3.5 sacks and Parry Nickerson has two interceptions.
The Golden Hurricane are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Green Wave are 10-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Tulane, 11-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings and the favorite is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
Tulsa went from not being able to get stops to not being able to score, and there's a lot of injuries on the defensive side of the ball for the Golden Hurricane. Tulane is coming off a nice win over Army and has played decent football if you take away the obvious loss to Oklahoma. Remember, the Green Wave also went into Navy and lost by just two points. The Tulane Green Wave have easily been the better team this season despite not much difference in record, and they'll be up for this one given that Tulsa has had the upperhand the last few years. I'll eat the reasonble line with the better team at home.