Memphis vs. Tulane - 10/19/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulane Green Wave (5-1) at Memphis Tigers (5-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Liberty Bowl)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave and Memphis Tigers meet Saturday in college football action at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
The Tulane Green Wave look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Tulane Green Wave have split their last six road games. Justin McMillan is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 1,042 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. McMillan has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last seven games. Darnell Mooney and Jalen McCleskey have combined for 568 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Amare Jones has 19 receptions. The Tulane Green Wave ground game is averaging 288 yards per contest, and Corey Dauphine leads the way with 364 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 19.2 points and 326.3 yards per game. P.J. Hall leads the Tulane Green Wave with 30 tackles, Patrick Johnson has three sacks and Larry Brooks has two interceptions.
The Memphis Tigers look for a statement victory to build on their 5-1 record. The Memphis Tigers have won each of their last five home games. Brady White is completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 1,526 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. White has 11 touchdown passes in his last four games. Damonte Coxie and Joey Magnifico have combined for 660 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Antonio Gibson has eight receptions. The Memphis Tigers ground game is averaging 200.1 yards per contest, and Kenneth Gainwell leads the way with 726 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is allowing 21 points and 347.2 yards per game. Sanchez Blake Jr. leads the Memphis Tigers with 42 tackles, Joseph Dorceus has 2.5 sacks and Xavier Cullens has one interception.
The Green Wave are 19-9 ATS in their last 28 games in October, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 conference games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in October. The Green Wave are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Memphis and 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Green Wave last 8 conference games.
The Tulane Green Wave have failed to cover six of their last eight games as a road underdog. The Memphis Tigers have covered 10 of their last 13 games as a home favorite. We were high on Tulane from the start of the season and mentioned that this was a team that could win the AAC. However, you could make a similar case for Memphis and that high-powered offense. Memphis has also won nine of the last 10 meetings against Tulane and has covered majority of those games as well. I like both of these teams, but the deciding factor for me is home field. If it was in Tulane, I'd be siding with the Green Wave. Unfortunately it's in Memphis and the Tigers are money as home favorites. I'll lay the reasonable line.