See who we anticipate to win and cover in New Orleans in our week 14 SMU vs. Tulane college football prediction by reading on for betting odds and analysis.
- Every game, SMU averages 292.5 passing yards.
- The defense of Tulane allows 64th few points.
SMU VS TULANE PREDICTION
The Green Wave and Mustangs will play college football in Week 14 on Saturday, December 2nd at 4:00 ET. ABC will televise the Green Wave’s game against the Mustangs at Yulman Stadium.The Green Wave are classified as 4.5 point home favorites in an American Athletic contest. Will they win at home and manage to cover the spread?
SMU VS. TULANE MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Tulane Green Wave against SMU Mustangs
- Where: Yulman Stadium in New Orleans
- Date: December 2, Saturday
SMU PREVIEW: WILL SMU BOUNCE BACK FROM A LOSS?
With their 59-14 victory over Navy, SMU improved to 10-2 ahead of their encounter with Tulane this coming week. With an average score difference of +24.2 for the season, SMU has an ATS record of 7-5. Ten occasions, the Mustangs were the favorite; in the other two, they were the underdog. SMU has a 6-6 over/under record this season. Their combined games have resulted in 59.5 points on average, with 59.1 points as the typical over/under line.
Against Navy, the Mustangs completed 29 pass attempts, gaining 369 yards and three touchdowns. They scored three rushing touchdowns and averaged 3.8 yards per carry in the rushing game. Leading the way, Preston Stone amassed 322 passing yards against Navy, good for a passer rating of 155.15. He attempted 19 passes during the game, completing 73.7% of them.
Against Navy, SMU’s defense allowed 257 offensive yards. They gave up 186 yards on the ground and just 71 yards in the passing game. The Mustangs defense leads the league in quarterback rushes and has 40 sacks going into the contest. They are conceding 17.7 points per game (60th) in terms of points permitted. They are 32nd in the NCAA in terms of pass defense, giving up an average of 184.2 passing yards per game. Furthermore, SMU’s run defense surrenders 118.3 rushing yards per game.
TULANE PREVIEW: CAN TULANE GET BACK ON TRACK?
The Tulane Green Wave have an above.500 record of 11-1 coming into this week’s match. They defeated UTSA (29-16) in their most recent game to improve their record. Tulane has an ATS record of 5–6, with an average score difference of +9.6 for the season. In ten games, the Green Wave has been the favorite, while in one, they were the underdog. Tulane has played 12 games this season and has an over/under record of 2-9. Their combined games have yielded 46.2 points on average.
The Green Wave attempted 22 passes through the air against UTSA, accumulating 125 yards and scoring two touchdowns. They ran for one score on the ground while maintaining an average of 5.7 yards per carry. Quarterback Michael Pratt finished with a QB rating of 90.15 in the victory over UTSA, completing 9 of 22 passes for 125 yards. To his performance, he scored two touchdowns as well.
UTSA was able to get 375 yards of offense against Tulane’s defense. They gave up 177 yards on the ground and 198 yards in the passing game. This season, the Green Wave defense has surrendered 33 sacks and leads the league in quarterback hurries. They are conceding 18.3 points per game overall, which is 64th. They rank 127th in the NCAA against the pass with 242.2 passing yards allowed per contest. Every game, Tulane allows 87.6 running yards.
SMU VS TULANE BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
In the most recent match between the two teams, Tulane defeated SMU 59-24. With 310 rushing yards in the end, Tulane’s running assault averaged 7.4 yards per carry. They conceded 470 offensive yards versus SMU on defense.
Tulane was the home 3-point favorite when the lines were released. The oddsmakers then changed the lines to -4.5 in their favor. The Mustangs’ payout on the moneyline has moved from +127 to +154 at this time. Tulane, on the other hand, has an expected win percentage of 66% and is at -191.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- SMU has gone 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games played against the spread.
- Tulane’s home record against the spread in the last three games is 1-2.
- When Tulane entered a game as the underdog the previous three occasions, their ATS record was 2-1.
- In their previous ten games as the favorite, SMU is 7-3.
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