Temple vs. Tulane - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulane Green Wave (6-3) at Temple Owls (6-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Temple Owls +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave and Temple Owls meet Saturday in college football action at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Tulane Green Wave look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Tulane Green Wave have lost three of their last four road games. Justin McMillan is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,703 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. McMillan has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 11 games. Darnell Mooney and Jalen McCleskey have combined for 886 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Amare Jones has 25 receptions. The Tulane Green Wave ground game is averaging 261.2 yards per contest, and Justin McMillan leads the way with 488 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 25.4 points and 364.3 yards per game. Chase Kuerschen leads the Tulane Green Wave with 47 tackles, Patrick Johnson has three sacks and Larry Brooks has two interceptions.
The Temple Owls look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Temple Owls have won four of their last five home games. Anthony Russo is completing 59 percent of his passes for 2,037 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Russo has nine touchdown passes and seven interceptions in his last seven games. Jaden Blue and Branden Mack have combined for 1,322 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Isaiah Wright has 42 receptions. The Temple Owls ground game is averaging 140.1 yards per contest, and Re'Mahn Davis leads the way with 655 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Temple is allowing 25.4 points and 389.9 yards per game. Shaun Bradley leads the Temple Owls with 58 tackles, Quincy Roche has 6.5 sacks and Harrison Hand has three interceptions.
The Green Wave are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games on grass and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Owls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 38-16 ATS in their last 54 conference games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games in November. The over is 4-1 in Green Wave last 5 road games. The over is 6-1 in Green Wave last 7 games overall.
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as a road favorite. The Temple Owls are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as a home underdog. I'm not sure why the Temple Owls are underdogs at home, but it's something we se often and Temple usually covers these games without issues. In fact, Temple has won outright six of its last 10 home games when an underdog. Tulane has proven to be better at home than on the road, and Temple plays with an edge at home defensively. I'll gladly take the free field goal in a game the Owls should win.