[8:02 PM] Memphis @ Tulane

What will be the GAME RESULT?

Memphis: Wins By Double Digits

Tulane: Wins or Single Digit Loss


Current odds:

Memphis (+9.5): (TBD)

Tulane (-9.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Tulane as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Memphis to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Memphis by 11.5 points.

Tulane hopes to use the extra week of preparation to take a step forward when it hosts Memphis on Friday night in a key American Athletic Conference matchup. The Green Wave put up a total of 72 points in two straight victories before the scheduled game at UCF last week was postponed because of the effects of Hurricane Matthew and can top their 2015 win total by ending a nine-game losing streak against Memphis.

Junior quarterback Riley Ferguson completes 66.3 percent of his passes overall, but tossed three interceptions against Ole Miss and was held to a season-low 174 yards by Temple. The Tigers have plenty of weapons with running back Doroland Dorceus (346 yards, 6.7 per carry, five touchdowns), along with fellow juniors Anthony Miller (28 catches, 406 yards, two TDs) and Phil Mayhue (20, 280). Senior defensive end Latarius Brady was cleared to play Friday less than six months after tearing the ACL in his right knee.

The Green Wave’s defense gets its stiffest test after giving up an average of 309 yards in its first five games, led by senior linebacker Nico Marley (38 tackles, three sacks). The triple-option offense has been improving with sophomore Glen Cuiellette seizing the No. 1 job after throwing five touchdown passes and one interception in the last two games. Junior Dontrell Hilliard (384 yards) and senior Josh Rounds (266) combined for nine touchdowns on the ground and sophomore Terren Encalade has 19 receptions for 252 yards and four scores.

The Tigers rolled up 581 yards in a 41-13 victory over Tulane last year and lead the all-time series 20-11-1.

The Green Wave forced 12 turnovers this season – seven fumble recoveries and five interceptions.

Memphis senior K Jake Elliott, who is 6-for-6 from 40 yards and beyond this year, became the program’s all-time leading scorer (371 points) last week.


StreakSmarts Pick: Memphis: Wins by Double Digits

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick