Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-6) vs. Tulane Green Wave (8-1)
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Tulane Green Wave 11/11/23 – The coming NCAAF Week 11 ushers in a compelling matchup as the struggling Tulsa Golden Hurricane, standing at 3-6, clash with the soaring Tulane Green Wave, who boast an impressive 8-1 record. Scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023, this faceoff promises to highlight the vast difference in current season fortunes for the two squads. As the two teams prepare to take the field at Benson Field at Yulman Stadium, broadcasted on ESP2, fans and analysts alike delve into NCAAF statistical analysis to project the outcome of this intriguing contest.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane’s season has been less than ideal, with their offense often struggling to find consistency. Key player Anthony Watkins, the team’s resilient running back, has been a glimmer of hope with his 592 rushing yards and an average of 4.1 yards per carry. On the receiving end, Devan Williams has made some headway, gathering 399 receiving yards. Both players will need to be at their best to give Tulsa a fighting chance in this upcoming game.
Tulane Green Wave are riding high into Week 11, riding an almost unblemished record and boasting an explosive offense led by running back Makhi Hughes’ impressive 877 rushing yards and 5.3 yards per carry average, providing the team’s dominating ground game. Wide receiver Lawrence Keys III has also played an integral part with 593 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, showing their big play potential that Golden Hurricane must combat.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Tulane Green Wave 11/11/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Benson Field at Yulman Stadium|
Cardell Williams QB vs. Michael Pratt QB
Tulsa quarterback Cardell Williams has shown flashes of brilliance amidst a season riddled with challenges. Boasting 1,149 passing yards, 59.8% completion percentage and 10 touchdowns to his name, Williams’ performance has been an encouraging one. But with 7 interceptions and 15 sacks due to offensive line issues and occasional mistakes in decision-making affecting him personally he needs to capitalize on his long pass of 80 yards while maintaining an efficient passer rating against Tulane’s formidable defense.
In contrast, Tulane’s Michael Pratt has been exemplary. With a passer rating of 176, Pratt’s 1,597 passing yards and 70.2 completion percentage speak volumes of his efficiency. His 15 touchdowns against only 3 interceptions also demonstrate his ability to make smart plays while under pressure. Pratt’s leadership and tactical acumen will be vital as Tulane looks to exploit Tulsa’s defensive vulnerabilities.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Tulane Green Wave -3000, Total Odds: 53.5
The betting odds are heavily tilted in favor of the Tulane Green Wave, with a staggering -3000 moneyline reflecting their dominant season performance. The spread sits at a sizable 23 points, suggesting that the oddsmakers anticipate a one-sided affair. The total for the game is pegged at 53.5 points, which points to expectations of a reasonably high-scoring game, but recent trends suggest the defense may hold stronger than expected.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
Tulsa has been a challenging team for bettors, with a concerning 4-11-1 record against the spread (ATS) in their last 16 games. The Golden Hurricane have also struggled to convert plays into wins, evident from their 1-4 record straight up (SU) in recent games. However, their historical ATS record of 13-5 against Tulane cannot be overlooked, hinting at their potential to outperform expectations when facing the Green Wave.
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
Tulane, while performing excellently in the win column, has not fared as well against the spread, going 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. Despite this, they’ve maintained a strong SU record, going 7-0 in their last 7 games. The Green Wave have a mixed bag when it comes to playing against Tulsa at home, with a 2-6 ATS record in their last 8 encounters.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Tulane Green Wave 11/11/23 Betting Picks
Considering the analysis and betting trends, the matchup between the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Tulane Green Wave presents a clear picture. The trends and statistical performance heavily favor Tulane, especially when considering their home-field advantage and strong SU record. However, the large point spread offers a cautious note for outright bettors.
In terms of picks, while Tulane is heavily favored to win, the smart money might look at Tulsa’s historical ATS performance against Tulane for potential value. Given the recent UNDER trends for both teams, a total points bet might lean towards the under, despite the set line suggesting a higher scoring game.
Expert analysis suggests that while Tulane should secure the victory, the spread presents a risk. Bettors might consider prop bets around individual player performances, especially those of key playmakers like Makhi Hughes and Lawrence Keys III, for Tulane, and Anthony Watkins for Tulsa.
Free Pick and Prediction: Tulane Green Wave 35, Tulsa Golden Hurricane 13