Memphis Tigers (3-1) vs Tulane Green Wave (1-3)Date : 09/28/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave
A week five contest between the visiting Memphis Tigers and the Tulane Green Wave will take place at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana at 8 pm EST on Friday night. The Tigers would pick up a 52-35 home win versus the South Alabama Jaguars on 9-22-2018 as they would not cover the 31.5 point spread as favorites while the over was the play with the total being set at 66 points for the game. Tulane would suffer the 49-6 road loss to the 4th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on last Saturday as they would not cover the 37.5 points as road underdogs while the under was the play with the total being set at 66.5 points for the game. The last time these two teams met would be on October 27, 2017, as Memphis would run away with a 56-26 home win as they would cover the spread of 10.5 points while the over was the play with the total being set at 61.5 points for the game.
Memphis Tigers's Latest Performance :
Memphis, after being tied with the Jaguars at halftime by a 21-21 score, outscored them 31-14 in the second half thanks to a Brady white touchdown pass to Damonte Coxie along with a heavy dose of the running game with Tony Pollard, Darrell Henderson, and Patrick Taylor Jr each would score on the ground to put the game out of reach for South Alabama as the rushing attack would accumulate 271 total yards in the win with Henderson having 188 yards on 22 carries. White would throw for 292 yards total in the game along with two touchdowns while Coxie had 113 yards and a score in the win. Memphis would rack up 563 yards of total offense while giving up 467 yards to the Jaguars in the contest. For the year, the Tigers defense is ranked 24th in the nation in points allowed with 317 yards per game while allowing just 23 points to their opponents.
Tulane Green Wave's Latest Performance :
Ohio state would go up 42-6 at the end of the first half versus the Tulane Green Wave as the road team would only get a Darius Bradwell two-yard touchdown run to make the score 21-6 with 10:36 remaining in the second quarter. Unfortunately, this would be their only score of the night as the Buckeyes would get five touchdown passes from Dwayne Haskins who passed for a total of 304 yards in the win. Tulane, on the other hand, got 141 yards passing from Jonathan Banks while Darnell Mooney led the receiving corps with 77 yards on four receptions in the loss. The rushing attack collected 107 yards on the ground as Corey Dauphine had 53 yards on six carries. The rushing game has beenTulane’s bread and butter this year as they are putting up 176 yards per game and will be matched up against a Memphis defense that is allowing 151 yards per outing. On the other hand, the Green Wave will certainly need to rise to the occasion as Memphis is averaging a whopping 310 yards on the ground thus far while Tulane is giving up 192 rush yards to their opponents in 2018.
How Memphis Tigers & Tulane Green Wave Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Memphis is 2-2 ATS while the O/U is 3-1
Tulane is 2-2 ATS while the O/U is 1-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Memphis is averaging 50 points per game while the Green Wave is allowing 30 points per game while giving up 496 yards per outing on defense. This game will certainly revolve around the rushing attack for both teams as they both would love to pound the ball down their opponent’s throat. With that being said, look for the Tigers and the Green Wave to battle within the trenches to establish a running presence from the start. Also, the Tigers are ranked 32nd in the country in passing with 284 yards per game and will look to take advantage of the Green Wave pass defense that is allowing 304 yards per game.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Memphis Tigers -14
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Tigers in this matchup despite being on the road simply because they have the much better running attack along with the better run defense that can somehow neutralize the running game for the Green Wave. Of course, Tulane will accumulate some yardage in this area, however, the Tigers should do a great job of stuffing it just enough to limit their control of the football. It is for this reason, along with the Tiger passing attack exploiting a shaky defensive secondary with their playmakers on offense, that the Tiers will indeed cover the spread in this matchup on Saturday.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 67
My reason for the prediction :
While the running game has been a staple for the Tiger offense thus far, I feel as though the passing game with take center stage in this matchup as Tulane is allowing over 300 yards passing to their opponents in 2018. With that being said, look for White and his playmakers to make some big plays on Saturday as the Tigers will precede to run up the score late in the game. Of course, I can also see Tulane scoring points as well, however, Memphis will outlast them on their way to exceeding the 67 points set for this contest.
Betting trends for Memphis Tigers:
- Over is 8-0 in Tigers last 8 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game
- Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Friday games
- Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
Betting trends for Tulane Green Wave:
- Green Wave are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game
- Over is 5-0 in Green Wave last 5 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game
- Green Wave are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Friday games.