Memphis vs. Tulane Pick
Can two conference foes in Memphis and Tulane light up the scoreboard when they meet up Friday at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Memphis is favored on the road, as the Tigers are getting odds of -11.5 points against the Green Wave. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 54.5 points. Memphis has won nine straight meetings with Tulane and the two have hit the under in five of their last six meetings.
Memphis improved to 4-1 on the season last week with a 34-27 win over Temple. The Tigers are now 1-0 in the American Athletic Conference while hitting the over in three straight games. Memphis has been an offensive attack that’s been hard to stop. The Tigers are averaging 43.4 points and 446.2 yards per game this season. Riley Ferguson has thrown for 1,360 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the offense while Doroland Dorceus has run for 346 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Memphis is only giving up 20.4 points, but allowing 403.2 total yards per game.
Tulane is coming off a 31-24 win over UMass on the road to improve to 3-2 on the season. The Green Wave are 0-1 in the AAC and 3-2 with the over this season. Tulane has been led by its defense, which is giving up just 22.4 points and 309 yards per game. The Green Wave are allowing only 171.4 passing yards per game. Offensively, Tulane is averaging 31 points and 349.8 yards per game. That has been led by its ground game, which is putting up 246.6 yards per contest. Five Tulane players have over 125 rushing yards this season, led by Dontrell Hilliard, who has 384 yards and five touchdowns. QB Glen Cuiellette has thrown for 472 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 125 yards. He is battling a shoulder injury, but is probable to play.
Memphis is a strong offensive team, but the Tigers have had some issues hitting the over when playing Tulane. The Green Wave are very reliant on their run game, as they average just 100 passing yards per contest, so if Memphis can stop that, they should be in good shape. On the flip side, Tulane has been very good against the pass. While Memphis should still have some success through the air, it won’t likely be the usual success it is accustomed to. Look for this game to be somewhat of a struggle for both.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 PICK: MEMPHIS/TULANE UNDER 54.5