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College Football Betting Preview and Pick - Tulane Green Wave Underdogs vs Golden Hurricane at Tulsa

Tulane Green Wave


Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Chapman Stadium

The Green Wave upset Tulsa 14-7 as a 3-point underdog last season, snapping an eight-game losing streak both SU and ATS versus the Golden Hurricane. Tulane stumbled down the stretch last season, losing four of their last five games, including the New Orleans Bowl, while also going 3-2 ATS.

Tulsa was 3-9 both SU and ATS last season, as they lost five of their last six games to close out the season. At home last season the Golden Hurricane were only 1-5 ATS, 2-5 ATS when favored, and 1-4 ATS as the underdog.

Tulane snapped an 8-game losing skid (SU & ATS) vs Tulsa last year and tries to make it two straight here.

Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Tulane Green Wave were listed as 3.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. The total was 47 midweek at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 27-12 win for the Green Wave on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tulsa will face the 7-6 Tulane Green Wave, who own a 9-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-5 so far this season while the Green Wave are 5-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tulsa vs Tulane injuries news.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane sit at No. 104 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Tulane Green Wave are at No. 58 on that chart.

How Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats Matchup

The game also pits Tulsa's No. 103-ranked offense, averaging 21.08 PPG, against a Tulane defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 21.38 PPG. The Tulsa aerial game is averaging 191.42 yards per game, less than the Tulane Green Wave secondary allows through the air, 228.38 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tulane Green Wave feature the league's No. 115-rated road run defense, allowing 241.2 yards per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tulane lost its last outing, a 24-21 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on December 21. Tulane failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total. In their last game, the Ragin` Cajuns were New Orleans Bowl winners, coming out on top of the Green Wave by a score of 24-21.

Tulsa lost its last outing, a 42-10 result against North Texas on November 30. Tulsa failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 52 combined points took the game OVER the total. Trey Watts ran through the North Texas defense for 114 yards in Tulsa's last game, but the Golden Hurricane still lost a 42-10 decision at Chapman Stadium.

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