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NCAAF Free Pick From Linebacker: Tulane vs Army

NCAAF Free Pick From Linebacker: Tulane vs Army

Tulane Green Wave vs Army Black Knights (ARMY +3, O/U 44)

Army will host Tulane on Homecoming weekend after both teams were idle in Week 5. Each team enters Saturday’s matchup with a 3-1 record, with their only losses coming on the road against ranked teams in Auburn (Tulane) and Michigan (Army). Tulane is currently listed as a 3-point favorite heading into Saturday’s contest, but our model sees things differently. We project Army will win by a score of 23.6 - 21.1, giving us a sizable wager on the Black Knights. Our model suggests a $112 wager on ARMY +3 for an average $100 bettor.

The Linebacker’s NCAAF picks are 127-96 ATS (56.9%) and 125-85 on OVER/UNDERs (59.5%) over the first five weeks, profiting +35.89 units, or $3,589 for an average $100 bettor. Head over to thelinebacker.com to sign up for a free trial, and get access to EVERY NCAAF Week 6 prediction.

Why Will Army Cover the Spread?

  • Both teams enter the matchup with extremely run-heavy offenses. Army leads the nation having rushed on 91 percent of its offensive plays thus far, and Tulane ranks 16th with 62.3 percent of plays ending in a rush. Army possesses the tougher run defense, however, having only allowed 104.5 yards per game on a measly 3.14 yards per carry. Tulane has surrendered 147.3 yards per game on 4.21 yards per carry.
  • Army’s defense has put the clamps on opposing passing games as well, allowing a 20th-best 183.3 passing yards per game and a modest 6.85 yards per attempt. Tulane’s passing yards per game are low due to its run-heavy offensive attack, but the Green Wave have been successful when airing it out. Their 14.82 yards per completion is 15th in the country, so Army will need to keep up its success against the pass in this matchup.
  • In a game likely to feature plenty of rushing and both teams battling for field position, Army holds a distinct edge in special teams. The Black Knights rank 39th in the country with 40.1 net yards per punt, while Tulane ranks 95th with 36.2 net yards per punt.
  • Tulane has been one of the most penalized teams in college football. The Green Wave rank 127th in the country with 9.75 penalties per game, and are 119th with 76.3 yards given up via penalties per game. Surrendering free yards is a recipe for disaster against Army.

Tulane vs Army: How to bet the total

This game currently features an OVER/UNDER of 44. The Linebacker’s projected score totals 44.7 points (23.6 - 21.1), giving us no edge on the OVER or UNDER in this matchup.