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Mustangs visit Golden Hurricane in Week 9 battle

Southern Methodist MustangsTulsa Golden Hurricane
Oct 29, 3:30 PM | Turf of Chapman Stadium

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds


Southern Methodist visits Tulsa on Saturday, hoping to send the Golden Hurricane to a loss while also covering the spread in NCAAF action at Chapman Stadium.

Supporters of the Mustangs have seen them go 5-2 and 4-3 ATS so far this season, while the Golden Hurricane are at 4-3 and 3-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 2-5, while the Mustangs are 3-4.

View Southern Methodist vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark set the point spread at 3 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Golden Hurricane rated this week at No. 87 and the Mustangs sitting at No. 50. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 36-28 result in favor of the Mustangs this week.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 44-ranked offense, averaging 30.7 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 30 this week at 21 PPG. The Golden Hurricane aerial game is averaging 249 yards per game, more than the Mustangs secondary allows through the air, 238.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Mustangs own the league's No. 33-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 133.8 yards per game when on the road. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Southern Methodist lost its last outing, a 27-3 result against Southern Miss on October 22. Southern Methodist failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 30 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Tulsa was a 38-20 winner on the road against Rice. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1

A few Mustangs at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Southern Methodist is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Southern Methodist's last 13 games
Tulsa is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist
Tulsa is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Tulane, Saturday, November 5
Tulsa at Central Florida, Saturday, November 5