The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (1-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) will be trying to pick up their first road win of the season when they face the Tulane Green Wave (3-0, 0-0 American) when they play on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles are coming off a 62-10 win over Northwestern State as 33-point favorites. The Green Wave are coming off a 17-10 win over Kansas State as 13.5-point underdogs.
Southern Mississippi is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Tulane.
Golden Eagles Going For Second Consecutive WinThe Golden Eagles snapped their two-game losing streak with a win over the Demons. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Green Wave, which will give them their second win in a row.
Southern Mississippi is averaging 32.7 points per game through three games. They are throwing for 248 yards and rushing for 154.3 yards per game.
Ty Keyes completed 66 percent of his passes for 192 yards and three touchdowns. Frank Gore Jr. had seven carries for 82 yards and one touchdown, while Jakarius Caston had six catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns.
Southern Mississippi has struggled defensively, giving up 23 points per game. They gave up 10 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
Green Wave Going For Fourth Consecutive WinThe Green Wave are off to a great start after winning their first three games. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Golden Eagles, which will give them their fourth win in a row.
Tulane is averaging a strong 37 points per game through three games. They are throwing for 249.3 yards and rushing for 171.7 yards per game, which shows good balance.
Quarterback Michael Pratt completed 50 percent of his passes for 176 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against Kansas State. He also had 13 carries for 87 yards, while Duece Watts had three catches for 60 yards.
Tulane has done a great job defensively, giving up 6.7 points per game. They gave up 10 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to get the win.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Green Wave have played well offensively this season and they have a well-balanced attack. They are facing a Golden Eagles team that has struggled defensively, especially against the run, so expect them to shove the ball down Southern Mississippi’s throat. The Golden Eagles have also played well offensively. They won’t be able to throw the ball against the Green Wave, who have the second-best pass defense in the country, and also have a hard time running against them because they will stack the box against them, so expect the Green Wave to keep their offense in check and cover the spread.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Golden Eagles are averaging 32.7 points per game and 27.67 points per game in their last three games against the Green Wave. They run the ball well but they won’t be able to gain a lot of yards against the Green Wave, who are giving up 6.7 points per game, so expect them to be held under their average in this game. The Green Wave are averaging 37 points per game and 42 points per game in their last three games against the Golden Eagles. They run the ball well and they’re facing one of the worst run defenses in the country, so expect them to hit their average in this game. But it won’t be enough to push the score over the total.