Green Wave take on Orange in Week 4 contest
Tulane Green Wave vs Syracuse Orange Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Orange host the Green Wave at Carrier Dome in Week 4 action.
The Orange sit at 1-2 (2-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Green Wave are currently 2-1 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Syracuse is 2-1 OU, and Tulane is 1-2 OU.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Orange in this game found them listed as 10.5-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Orange sit at No. 30 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Green Wave are at No. 102 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Green Wave will win this game 39-36.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 55-ranked offense (32.7 PPG) against a Green Wave defense that ranks No. 48 at 21 PPG. The Orange passing attack has averaged 283 yards per game, more than the Green Wave give up through the air (235.3 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Green Wave own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 124 yards per game when on the road. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Tulane was a 24-15 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Louisiana Tech. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (39) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Green Wave grabbed a Week 3 victory over the Bulldogs in their last game, winning 24-15 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Syracuse was a 54-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against Wagner. They covered the 29.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (54) made winners of OVER bettors. Jarrod West hauled in 5 passes for 147 yards against the Wagner defense in the team's last game, leading Syracuse over the Seahawks 54-0 on Saturday.
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
A few Green Wave at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games
Tulane is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games
Tulane is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Syracuse is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Syracuse's last 10 games
Syracuse is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Tulane at Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, September 28
Syracuse home to Clemson, Saturday, October 5