Mustangs vs Green Wave Game Preview
Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave Odds
The Green Wave hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Mustangs pay a visit to Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Week 7 betting action.
They battle the Mustangs, currently with a 2-3 mark (3-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 1-4 for the Green Wave and 1-3 for the Mustangs.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 116-rated Green Wave and the No. 64-ranked Mustangs, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 21--8 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulane's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 9 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 63 this week at 26.2 PPG. The Green Wave aerial game is averaging 180.4 yards per game, less than the Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 286 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Mustangs feature the league's No. 62-rated road run defense, allowing 163.5 yards per game. Tulane, meanwhile, ranks No. 124 in rushing offense at home.
Southern Methodist was a 17-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas El Paso. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (17) made winners of UNDER bettors. Southern Methodist’s defense was dominant last game, shutting out Texas El Paso 17-0 in Week 6 action at Sun Bowl on Saturday.
Tulane was a 41-13 loser in its last match on the road against Louisiana-Lafayette. They covered the 30.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 54 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tulane didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Ragin` Cajuns as Louisiana-Lafayette blasted them 41-13 in Week 6 action.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 0-10
When playing within the conference are 1-9
A few Mustangs at Green Wave trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulane
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing Tulane
Southern Methodist is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
Tulane is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
Southern Methodist home to Houston, Saturday, October 20
Tulane at Texas El Paso, Saturday, October 20