Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Prediction
At 3:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the second game of college football’s bowl season will kick off between Tulane and Nevada in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl from Boise, ID. With the Green Wave favored by under a field goal and the total sitting at 57 points, what’s the best bet in this matchup?
269 Tulane Green Wave (-2.5) at 270 Nevada Wolf Pack (+2.5); o/u 57
Albertsons Stadium, Boise, ID
3:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Tulane Green Wave Game Notes
Tulane freshman QB Michael Pratt completed 21-of-33 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 35-21 win over Memphis. In his first action since throwing the game-ending pick-6 in Tulane's Nov. 19 overtime loss at Tulsa, Pratt (6'2/200) responded in a way that HC Willie Fritz had to appreciate. In addition to throwing two touchdown passes and not turning the ball over, the freshman quarterback rushed for another 24 yards and two scores on 17 carries. Pratt's rushing yardage took a hit thanks to three Memphis sacks (26 yards), but that shouldn't put a damper on his day. Pratt and the Green Wave now wait to see if they'll be headed to a bowl game.
Nevada Wolf Pack Game Notes
Nevada redshirt sophomore QB Carson Strong completed 33-of-48 passes for 260 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 30-20 loss to San Jose State. To his credit, Strong did well to not turn the ball over or really put the ball in harm's way. Unfortunately, that meant Strong also did very little to press the ball down the field and help put points on the board when he needed to. Strong is usually more willing to test down the field, but the Spartans had some great coverage down the field and Strong did not feel comfortable testing it. Nevada now finish their year 6-2 with a potential bowl game on the way.
Tulane vs. Nevada Betting Prediction
The under is 4-1 in the Green Wave’s last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games played in December and is 6-2-1 in their last nine games versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 4-0 in the Wolf Pack’s last four bowl games, is 5-1-1 in their last seven games overall and has cashed in five of Nevada’s last six games as an underdog. The under is also 8-2 in the Wolf Pack’s last 10 games coming off a loss.
FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL PREDICTION: TULANE/NEVADA UNDER 57