Game: College Football Week 6: Southern Methodist at Tulsa Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, SMU vs Tulsa Picks and SMU vs Tulsa Predictions
Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
Start time: 8:00 PM EST
TV Channel: ESPN2
Best Tulsa Golden Hurricane Lines: -17 (-105) Spread – TOPBET
Over/Under: 64 (-110) – REALBET
SMU have been struggling this season, winning only one game and it was against an FBS team such as North Texas. They are having problems to stop the run and this could cause them a lot of trouble against Tulsa on Friday. They gave up 244 yards against Temple last week and 159 passing yards. On the offensive side of the ball, SMU rushed for just 89 yards on 32 carries. SMU can’t rely on their experienced quarterback because he tore an ACL and he is out for the season. Freshman Ben Hicks may have many problems coming on Friday to provide what SMU is missing. Tulsa were great on offense last time they played, having 617 total yards and they are averaging 38.5 points per game.
I believe they can put up these numbers against an SMU side that is always playing tough at Tulsa. Evans has been inconsistent, throwing 8 touchdowns to 6 picks but I expect him to come alive against SMU. That’s why I predict Tulsa to win by 17 or more points against a squad without their starting quarterback and still without their identity.