Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
Gerald J. Ford Stadium features a battle between the host Southern Methodist Mustangs and the visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane in betting action Saturday.
This season the Mustangs are 5-6 overall and 6-5 ATS against the number, while the Golden Hurricane are 9-2 and 7-4 ATS. As for the totals, Southern Methodist is 5-5 on the OU, and Tulsa is 3-7.
Betting Line: The home team opened as 4-point underdogs in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Mustangs at No. 60 and the Golden Hurricane at No. 40 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 42-31 result in favor of the Golden Hurricane.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Methodist's No. 63-ranked offense (29 PPG) against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 32 at 22.9 PPG. The Mustangs passing attack has averaged 248.5 yards per game, more than the Golden Hurricane give up through the air (247.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 12-rated road run defense, allowing 108.6 yards per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, ranks No. 114 in rushing offense at home.
Tulsa was a 23-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against Central Florida. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (44) made winners of UNDER bettors. Central Florida was unable to contain Trey Watts in its last action Saturday and the result was a 23-21 Week 12 loss against the Golden Hurricane.
Southern Methodist was a 36-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of UNDER bettors. Darius Johnson hauled in 6 passes for 153 yards against the Rice defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 36-14 loss against the Owls on Saturday.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
A few Golden Hurricane at Mustangs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing Southern Methodist
Tulsa is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tulsa's last 17 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Southern Methodist is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Southern Methodist is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Southern Methodist is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Tulsa