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Golden Hurricane visit SMU Mustangs in Week 9 College Football Betting Clash

Gerald J. Ford Stadium features a battle between the host SMU Mustangs and the visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane in college football betting action Friday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 42-32 result in favor of the Mustangs early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The SMU Mustangs are 5-2 so far on the season, and 5-2 ATS vs the point spread. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 2-6 and 3-5 ATS. Those over under betting have seen SMU go 4-3 and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane go 4-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and SMU vs Tulsa injuries news.

The SMU Mustangs sit at No. 76 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are at No. 80 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits SMU's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 42 PPG, against a Tulsa defense that ranks No. 117 this week at 37.62 PPG. The SMU aerial game is averaging 313.29 yards per game, more than the Tulsa Golden Hurricane secondary allows through the air, 258.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane own the league's No. 120-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 277.5 yards per game when on the road. SMU, on the other hand, rates No. 33 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Shamari Brooks tore up the turf for 164 rushing yards in the latest Golden Hurricane game, a 20-14 loss to the Huskies at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field.

SMU won its last game, 31-28 over Cincinnati on Saturday, behind a 186-yard receiving performance from Trey Quinn at Nippert Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tulsa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tulsa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
  • Tulsa is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
  • Southern Methodist is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Southern Methodist is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Southern Methodist is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tulsa home to Memphis, Friday, November 3rd
SMU home to UCF, Saturday, November 4th