Not much was expected from Tulsa in 2020. However, the Golden Hurricane has emerged as a top Group of Five surprises. The defense has been the College Football Betting bedrock of Tulsa’s resurgence. Thursday night Tulsa will host always dangerous Tulane. Specifically, the Green Wave brings a powerful rushing attack. Which creates the maximum test for Tulsa’s defense. Meanwhile, Wyoming is off to a rocky start. The offense has been a drag on the Cowboys early on. Thursday night Wyoming hosts Utah State. Coach Gary Andersen and the Aggies recently parted way. To illuminate Andersen didn’t last even two years.
Thursday Night College Football: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Tulane Green Wave at Tulsa Golden Hurricane
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Skelly Field at Chapman Stadium, Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|Tulane at Tulsa TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Late on Tulane has taken full control of the payout cage. Five straight payouts have been delivered by the Green Wave. Tulane is 5-4 straight up, 6-3 against the spread, and 6-2 over the total. What’s more, the Green Wave boasts the nation’s 19th ranked rushing offense. Consider Stephon Huderson, Cameron Carroll, Amare Jones, and Tyjae Spears are each averaging at least 5.6 yards per carry. While quarterback Michael Pratt keeps defenses honest with 14 touchdown passes. He has been intercepted just four times. Tulane is coming off a 38-12 home win over Army.
So too are the Golden Hurricane hot. Tulsa is coming off a 28-24 upset win over SMU Saturday night. As a result, they are 4-1 straight up and against the spread with 2-3 under the total. Defensively the Golden Hurricane rank 27th nationally for points allowed. Specifically, Tulsa’s defense was the difference against high flying SMU.
Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery is bouncing back after three consecutive losing seasons. Montgomery took the Golden Hurricane to bowls in his first two years. Subsequently, he hit a rough patch. Montgomery learned under Art Briles. Of course, it was Briles that transformed the Baylor Bears program.
Tulane’s Willie Fritz is a strong coaching personality too. Since taking over Fritz has become one of the most successful coaches in Tulane history. Further, he’s gunning for a third consecutive bowl appearance. While the rest of the country is throwing Fritz continues to stick with his patented spread option. Fritz gives defenses fits with his unique attack. What makes it different makes it a sportsbook betting asset. Additionally, it protects his defense from getting over-exposed.
Utah State Aggies at Wyoming Cowboys
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 19, 2020, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Jonah Field at War Memorial Stadium, Laramie, Wyoming|
|Utah State at Wyoming TV Coverage:||CBSSN|
Utah State at Wyoming Odds at SBG Sportsbook:
Utah State is 0-4 both straight up and against the spread. Last week was a 35-16 home loss to Fresno State. Wyoming is coming off a 34-24 loss at Colorado State on November 5. In sum, the Cowboys are 1-2 straight up and against the spread. Utah State ranks 124th for scoring offense and 108th for points allowed.
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In this situation, Utah State has little College Football Betting appeal. Tulsa has proven resourceful. The defense should be the difference against Tulane. Wyoming is likely better than they’ve shown.
Thursday Night Football SBG Best Bet: Tulsa and Wyoming.