Tulane vs. Tulsa - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulsa Golden Hurricane (2-6) at Tulane Green Wave (5-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Yulman Stadium)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -9 -- Over/Under:
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and Tulane Green Wave meet Saturday in college football action at Yulman Stadium.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost three of their last four road games. Zach Smith is completing 55 percent of his passes for 2,170 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Smith has two touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last three games. Keylon Stokes and Sam Crawford Jr. have combined for 1,197 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Keenen Johnson has 27 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 132 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with 688 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 32.4 points and 399 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 70 tackles, Trevis Gipson has five sacks and Reggie Robinson II has one interception.
The Tulane Green Wave also need a win here after back-to-back losses. The Tulane Green Wave have won each of their last six home games. Justin McMillan is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 1,519 yards, 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions. McMillan has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Darnell Mooney and Jalen McCleskey have combined for 806 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Amare Jones has 25 receptions. The Tulane Green Wave ground game is averaging 257.6 yards per contest, and Justin McMillan leads the way with 415 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 25.4 points and 360.1 yards per game. P.J. Hall leads the Tulane Green Wave with 41 tackles, Patrick Johnson has three sacks and Larry Brooks has two interceptions.
The Golden Hurricane are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 16-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Green Wave are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Tulane and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Green Wave last 6 games overall. The under is 18-8 in Golden Hurricane last 26 games overall.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have covered seven of their last 11 games as a road underdog. The Tulane Green Wave have covered each of their last four games as a home favorite. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane can't get off the field defensively and have allowed 40 or more points in four of their last six games. The Tulane Green Wave have had defensive issues as well lately, but they're undefeated at home and are winning those games by an average of 32.25 points. Tulane has dominated at home, while Tulsa has struggled pretty much everywhere its played over the last month. I'll take Tulane in another comfortable home victory.