Connecticut Huskies (4-5) at Tulane Green Wave (2-6)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 7, 2015, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -- Over/Under:
The Connecticut Huskies travel to play the Tulane Green Wave in an American Athletic conference battle.
The Tulane Green Wave are coming off of a loss to Memphis last weekend. Tulane’s offense is averaging 18 points per game with 304.9 yards per game. Quarterback Tanner Lee leads the Tulane offense with 1178 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Lee is questionable for this game so the Tulane backup is Jordy Joseph with 251 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. The leading rusher for Tulane is Dontrell Hilliard with 389 yards and 6 touchdowns. The leading receiver for Tulane is Teddy Veal with 431 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Tulane defense is giving up 37.9 points per game with 429 yards per game. Tulane’s defense has 18 sacks, 7 fumble recoveries, and 6 interceptions. Tulane has lost 4 straight games and have given up at least 31 points in each of those games.
The Connecticut Huskies are coming off of a win against East Carolina in their last game. The UCONN offense is averaging 20.3 points per game with 349 yards per game. Quarterback Bryant Shirreffs leads the UCONN offense with 1907 yards, 8 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. Arkeel Newsome is the leading rusher for UCONN with 591 yards and 6 touchdowns. Noel Thomas is the leading receiver for UCONN with 548 yards and 1 touchdown. The UCONN defense has given up 21.1 points per game with 383.2 yards per game. UCONN’s defense has 13 sacks, 5 fumble recoveries, and 14 interceptions. Connecticut is fighting to gain bowl eligibility and cannot afford to lose this game if they want to advance to a bowl game.
UCONN is 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games overall. UCONN is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 7-2 in UCONN’s last 9 games overall. Tulane is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. Tulane is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 6-2 in Tulane’s last 8 home games.
The Connecticut Huskies are still fighting for bowl eligibility, while Tulane has lost 4 games in a row. Even though, Tulane is at home, I think Connecticut will take this one.