SMU at Tulane - 11/17/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (8-2) vs SMU Mustangs (6-4)

Game Info: Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm (Benson Field at Yulman Stadium)

Betting Odds: Tulane Green Wave -3 -- Over/Under: 64.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The SMU Mustangs will play the Tulane Green Wave in an AAC College Football Game on Thursday night at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The SMU Mustangs are 6-4 (4-2) this season after they defeated South Florida by a score of 41-23 in their last game. SMU out gained USF by a total of 553-381 and forced one turnover in the game. The SMU offense is averaging 40.3 points per game with 325.9 passing yards per game and 160.5 rushing yards per game. Tanner Mordecai has thrown for 2,780 yards, 27 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Mustangs this season. Tyler Lavine has rushed for 405 yards and seven scores, while Rashee Rice has caught 77 passes for 1,167 yards and nine touchdowns for SMU. The SMU defense is giving up 32.6 points per game and 446.2 yards per game.

The Tulane Green Wave are 8-2 (5-1) this season after they lost to UCF by a score of 38-31 in their last game. Tulane allowed 468 total yards and turned the ball over two times in the loss. The Tulane offense is averaging 32.7 points per game with 238.2 passing yards per game and 177.7 rushing yards per game. Michael Pratt has thrown for 2,079 yards, 17 touchdowns, and four interceptions, while also rushing for 247 yards and six touchdowns for the Green Wave this season. Tyjae Spears has rushed for 875 yards and 10 scores, while Jha’Quan Jackson has caught 26 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns for Tulane. The Tulane defense is allowing 19 points per game and 323.4 yards per game.

SMU is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The under is 6-1 in SMU’s last 7 road games. Tulane is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games. The over is 4-1 in Tulane’s last 5 Thursday games. The over is 7-2 in these two team's last 9 head-to-head meetings.

Tulane just suffered their first conference loss of the season, but will have to bounce back quickly against a very good SMU team. SMU may not play a lot of defense, but they can certainly score and average over 40 points per game. Tulane has a good offensive attack this year as well, but their defense has played much better. I think this is going to be a back and forth game and I like the over here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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