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College Football Betting Preview: Tulane Green Wave vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles

September 16, 2023

A thrilling clash awaits in Mississippi as the Tulane Green Wave (1-1) squares off against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-1), promising an exciting betting opportunity. Will Tulane be able to secure the cover on the road?

  • Date: September 16, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET

  • Location: M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

  • Coverage: ESPNU

Tulane Green Wave Betting Preview

The Green Wave returned to action after a 37-20 defeat against the Ole Miss Rebels. They actually had the lead at the half, 17-10, but gave up 20 points in the fourth quarter alone.

In their initial two games this season, they have consistently produced 389 total yards, with 262.5 attributed to their passing attack. Conversely, their adversaries have compiled 314 yards, primarily through passing, with an average of 232 yards. To thrive, they must bolster their defensive performance.

Their scoring average stands at 28.5 points per game, while they have allowed an average of 27 points. With such a narrow margin for error, an improved defense will be crucial as they move forward.

The Green Wave secured the top spot in the American Athletic Conference with a 12-2 record (7-1 in conference) last season. While they might have a good season this year, they are at risk of missing the same record.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Preview

The Golden Eagles are licking their wounds after a 66-13 defeat against the Florida State Seminoles in their last battle. They were down 31-3 at halftime and the Seminoles never looked back.

They have amassed a respectable 349.5 yards per game, with 225 through their passing game, while their opponents have gained 390 yards, mainly through rushing plays, totaling 244 yards. If the Green Wave can run the ball well, they will have a great shot at tearing apart their defense.

Regarding scoring, they typically average 26.5 points per game, but their recent loss to the Seminoles has skewed these figures, with their opponents now averaging 40 points per game. This will likely change as more games are played, hopefully for their sake.

The Golden Eagles finished third in the SBC West with a 7-6 record. They seem like they could attain similar success, but will need to show they can in this game.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

In the most recent odds update provided by MyBookie, the Tulane Green Wave stand out, holding a slight edge in terms of covering the game. Market analysis indicates a strong 79.5 percent likelihood of their victory.

  • Southern Miss Golden Eagles +11.5 (-110)

  • Tulane Green Wave -11.5 (-110)

Tulane just dropped out of the national rankings and had the Rebels sweating in the first half. Look for the Green Wave to cover.

Spooky Express Pick: Take the Tulane Green Wave -11.5 (-110)