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Tulane vs. Missouri State - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Missouri State Bears at Tulane Green Wave
Date & Time Saturday September 14, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Yulman Stadium
New Orleans, LA
The Line
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -29 -- Over/Under: 55
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The Missouri State Bears and Tulane Green Wave meet Saturday in college football action at Yulman Stadium.

The Missouri State Bears look for a bounce back showing after losing their season opener to Northern Arizona. The Missouri State Bears have lost five of their last six road games. Peyton Huslig is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 289 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Huslig obviously has to be sharper with his passes if the Bears stand a chance here. Tyler Currie and Lorenzo Thomas have combined for 156 receiving yards and one touchdown while Damoriea Vick has three receptions. The Missouri State Bears ground game is averaging 43 yards per contest, and DJ Frost leads the way with 19 yards on six carries. Defensively, Missouri State is allowing 37 points and 439 yards per game. Angelo Garbutt leads the Missouri State Bears with 10 tackles, Matt McClellan has 2.5 tackles for loss and Nick Hessefort has one pass deflection.

The Tulane Green Wave need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Tulane Green Wave have won five of their last six home games. Justin McMillan is completing 47.1 percent of his passes for 302 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. McMillan has two or more touchdown passes in three of his last six games. Darnell Mooney and Amare Jones have combined for 199 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tyrick James has four receptions. The Tulane Green Wave ground game is averaging 235 yards per contest, and Darius Bradwell leads the way with 120 yards on 25 carries. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 19 points and 323 yards per game. Marvin Moody leads the Tulane Green Wave with 14 tackles, Willie Langham has one sack and Thakarius Keyes has one interception.

The Tulane Green Wave have covered six of their last eight games as a double-digit favorite. The Missouri State Bears are highly experienced, but they've been a struggling FCS program for years and are one of those teams that get beat up whenever stepping up to FBS competition. Tulane finished last season strong and looks to be picking up where it left off, including hanging around with a top-10 team last week in the Auburn Tigers. Losing by just 18 points, Tulane was able to run the ball on Auburn and forced two turnovers. The Tulane Green Wave have something going on right now. I'll eat the chalk. 

Pick:
Tulane Green Wave -29

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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