Author: Zach Davis
Tulane Vs Tulsa Betting Preview:
TV: ESPN @ 7:30 pm
ODDS/Spread: Tulsa: -6.5; O/U 53.5
Tulane comes into town vs a ranked 25 Tulsa. This is the first time in 10 years that Tulsa has been ranked in the top 25. Tulane has won the last 3 meetings. Tulane is currently 5-4 while Tulsa is 4-1 unfortunately Tulsa had two of their games PPD due to COVID issues. Tulsa started out the season on the road vs ranked 11 Oklahoma State and lost 7-16 but now has two wins vs top 25 teams one at UCF and the other vs SMU which they were down 21 and came back to win that game. Tulane has also played two teams ranked in the top 25 and lost to ranked 17 SMU by 3 34-37 and won in a beat down on ranked 25 Army last week 38-12. Tulsa is 4-0 in conference play while Tulane is 2-4 in conference play. On the offensive side of the ball Tulane is averaging 404.3 Yards per game while only scoring 36.7 points per game. Tulsa is averaging 412 yards per game and scoring 29 points per game. Tulsa is averaging 5.9 yards per play on 352 plays throughout the season and Tulane is averaging 5.9 yard per play as well but on 619 plays. Tulane has a time of possession per game of 28:29 while Tulsa has a time of possession per game of 28:22. Tulsa SOS (Strength of Schedule) is ranked 51st in the nation. Tulane SOS (Strength of Schedule) is ranked 76th in the nation.
Tulsa is led by Quarterback Zach Smith who has thrown for 1,249 yards he is 96-156 completing 61.5% of his passes he is averaging 249.8 yards per game. Zach has 10 TD and 6 INT. Tulsa uses three RBs Deneric Prince, T.K. Wilkerson, and Corey Taylor II. Deneric Prince has 336 rushing yards on 63 attempts 2 TDs and averages 5.3 yards per carry and 67.2 yards per game. T.K. Wilkerson has 291 rushing yards on 70 attempts averages 4.2 yards per carry and 4 TDs. Corey Taylor has 128 rushing yards on 25 attempts averages 5.1 yards per carry with 2 TDs. Zach Smith loves to spread the ball around with 4 WRs. Keylon Stokes, Josh Johnson, Sam Crawford Jr, and Juan Carlos Santana. Keylon Stokes has 38 receptions for 428 yards averages 15.3 yard per catch and 2 TDs. Josh Johnson has 313 yards on 25 receptions averages 12.5 yards per catch with 4 TDs. Sam Crawford Jr. has 220 yards on 16 receptions averages 13.8 yards per catch with one TD. Juan Carlos Santana has 215 yards on 15 receptions averages 14.3 yards per catch with 2 TDs.
Tulane is led by Quarterback Michael Pratt. He has thrown for 1,308 yards while being 99 of 179 with a 55.3% completion with 14 TD and 4 Int while averaging 186.9 yards per game. He has also rushed for 158 yards on 70 attempts with 5 TDs averaging 22.6 yards per game. Like Zach, Michael loves to spread the ball around using 5 WRs. The leading WR for this Tulane offense is Duece Watts. He has 448 yards receiving on 26 receptions 5 TDs. Duece averages 17.2 yards per reception. Jha’Quan Jackson is Michael second favorite receiver. He has 298 yards on 25 receptions with 5 TDs. Jackson averages 11.92 yard per receptions and averages 33.11 yards per game. Phat Watts has 161 yards on 13 receptions with no TDs. Watts averages 12.38 yards per receptions and averages 17.89 yards per game. Mykel Jones has 146 yards on 10 receptions with 1 TD. Jones averages 14.60 yards per receptions and averages 16.22 yards per game. Tyrick James has 122 yards on 11 receptions with 2 TDs. James averages 11.09 yards per reception while averaging 13.56 yards per game. Tulane backfield is led by Stephon Huderson and Cameron Carroll. Stephon Huderson has 548 yards rushing on 83 attempts with 3 TDs. Huderson averages 6.6 yards per carry and 60.89 yards per game. Cameron Carroll has 542 yards rushing on 97 attempts with 10 TDs. Carroll averages 5.6 yards per carry and 60.22 yards per game.
Now to the fun side of this game the betting side. When looking at the over and under of this game I believe that this game will find a way to go over 54.5. I can see both teams scoring over 30 points in this game. Tulane averages 36.67 points per game while Tulsa averages 29 points per game. If we see Tulsa get down like they did last week I can Tulsa just start racking up points. I also think that Tulsa will come out ready to make a statement of why they belong in the top 25.
Zach’s Best Bet: OVER 54.5