South Florida Bulls vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 11/20/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 20, 2021
Venue:  Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, LA 
Where to Watch:  ESPN+

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  USF +5.5, Tulane -5.5; Over/Under:  60.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  USF +5.5, Tulane -5.5; Over/Under:  60.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  USF +5.5, Tulane -5.5; Over/Under:  60 points
 

Season Record

South Florida Bulls:  2-8 (9th place, AAC)
Tulane Green Wave:  1-9 (11th place, AAC)
 
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South Florida Bulls vs Tulane Green Wave Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
South Florida Bulls:  lost at home on Nov. 12 against the Cincinnati Bearcats 45-28.
Tulane Green Wave:  lost at home on Nov. 13 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in overtime 20-13.
 
 
 

South Florida Bulls Analysis

USF is coming into this college football game with a 2-8 record overall and they are 0-4 in their road games this regular season where they will be in this game. This will be their 7th American Athletic Conference matchup of the year and they are currently 1-5 in their conference games this season. They have lost 6 of their last 7 games and are coming into this one on a 3 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Timmy McClain struggled in their last game as he completed 16/30 passes for 245 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Jaren Mangham led the team in rushing with 53 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries while McClain also ran in 1 TD himself. Jimmy Horn Jr. had a nice day as he led the receivers with 108 yards and 1 touchdown on 5 receptions while Xavier Weaver had 64 yards on 5 receptions. Antonio Grier Jr. led the defense in that game with 13 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Tramel Logan recorded the only sack in that game for them while Christian Williams came up with the only interception for them in that one. They have scored 251 points in their 10 games this season averaging 25.1 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 354 points against them allowing 35.4 PPG. Their offense is averaging 359.8 YPG while their defense is allowing 487.1 YPG.
 
 

Tulane Green Wave Analysis

Tulane is coming into this FBS game with a 1-9 record overall and they are 1-4 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 7th conference matchup on their football schedule this year and they are currently 0-6 in their conference games this season. They only have 1 win all season, right after their first game, and they have gone on an 8 game losing streak since then, coming into this one off of another loss in their last game. Michael Pratt played alright in that game but could have done better as he completed 13/30 passes for 178 yards and 1 touchdown. Tyjae Spears had a nice day on the ground as he led the team in rushing with 104 yards on 14 carries. Phat Watts led the receivers with 49 yards and 1 touchdown on 1 reception while Shae Wyatt led the team in receptions with 5 for 33 yards. Macon Clark led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 1 assisted one. Nick Anderson, Kevin Henry, and Adonis Friloux all led the defense in sacks in that game with 1 each while Clark, Henry, and Jadon Candy all came away with 1 interception each in that one. They have scored 258 points in their 10 games this season averaging 25.8 PPG and they have allowed their opponents to score 361 points against them allowing 36.1 PPG. Their offense is averaging 368.7 YPG while their defense is allowing 447.5 YPG.
 

 

South Florida vs Tulane Prediction

USF is coming into this game as a 5.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Neither of these teams have played well this season but USF does have 1 more win than Tulane does and they also have a conference win as well, something Tulane cannot say this season. Tulane just lost at home in OT to Tulsa who is also a very bad team. USF had a rough start to their season but they have started to play better in their games. Tulane has a very bad offense and a very bad defense so it is very unlikely that they are even capable of blowing out any teams this year. The best bet to place in this game is on USF to cover the spread as they will keep it a close game.
 
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
South Florida Bulls: 60-54 ATS as an underdog. 36-28 ATS as a road underdog. 58-52 ATS in road games. 45-40 ATS off 1 or more straight overs.
Tulane Green Wave: 159-175 ATS in all games. 20-27 ATS when the total is between 56.5 and 63. 74-80 ATS in home games. 93-108 ATS against conference opponents. 86-100 ATS after playing a conference game.
 

Key Injuries

 
South Florida Bulls:  B. Battie (RB) Ques Sat - Undisclosed injury. C. Helms (WR) Late Nov - Foot injury. L. Williams (WR) out for season - Knee injury.
Tulane Green Wave:  M. Jones (WR) out for season - Knee injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
 
“I feel like our special teams has been the most consistent of the three phases, which that’s a really good sign.” - Jeff Scott on the consistency of his special teams unit.
 
 
“We gotta hang together and have to handle it the right way. Everybody would like to scream and yell and go off, but it’s not going to do anything.” - Willie Frits on his team’s loss against Tulsa.
 

Starting Lineups

 
South Florida Bulls
WR Weaver, Xavier 
WR Dollison, Omarion 
WR Horn Jr., Jimmy
TE Brinkman, Mitchell 
QB McClain, Timmy 
RB Mangham, Jaren
 
Tulane Green Wave
WR Duece Watts
WR Jaetavian Toles
WR Jackson, Jha'Quan 
TE Tyrick James
QB Michael Pratt 
RB Cameron Carroll 
SB Booker, Ygenio 
 

Statistical Leaders (Stats)

 
South Florida Bulls
Passing: T. Mcclain (1534)
Rushing: J. Mangham (560)
Receiving: X. Weaver (640)
Touchdowns: J. Mangham (15)
 
Tulane Green Wave
Passing: M. Pratt (1932)
Rushing: C. Carroll (492)
Receiving: T. James (380)
Touchdowns: T. Spears (5)
 
Coaches:
South Florida Bulls: Jeff Scott (2nd season)
Tulane Green Wave: Willie Fritz (6th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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