Free Week 1 Prediction: Golden Hurricane vs. Spartans Odds
Looking for Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Michigan State Spartans free picks? Week 1 betting sees the Golden Hurricane taking on the Spartanson Friday, August 30th, 2019 at Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions like this Tulsa Michigan State free pick.
College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Michigan State Spartans (0-0)
Date: Friday, August 30th, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Michigan State -22.5
NCAA Betting Total: 47.5
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Tulsa and Michigan State clash Friday night under the lights to open the season up.
Michigan State opens the season at number 20 in the country and they take on a Tulsa team that looks to rebound after an awful 2018.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa still has some drama here as they get set to open the season.
The Golden Hurricane are yet to name a starting QB as they are working with both sophomore Seth Boomer and Baylor transfer Zach Smith. Boomer finished last year with 1378 yards through the air while throwing for 9 touchdowns.
Both are expected to see action here against Michigan State as they try to figure out what is best for the future moving forward. While that strategy isn’t necessarily the best one against this defense, they will look to loosen things up with their pair of returning running backs.
Tulsa sees both Corey Taylor II and Shamari Brooks carry the load in the backfield as they offer quite the threat.
Look for Tulsa to get the run game established early and open up some lanes for the pair of QBs through the air.
Michigan State Spartans
Michigan State also had a 2018 to forget.
The Spartans finished just 7-6 after opening up with high hopes of competing for a Big Ten Championship.
Now, they sit at number 20 to start the season and return a healthy QB in senior Brian Lewerke. Last season, Lewerke threw for 2040 yards and 8 touchdowns while battling through injuries. The key to the success of the Spartans offense certainly runs through him and he’ll need to get his feet underneath him early on in this one.
Michigan State’s offense has to come out firing this season as they struggled all year in 2018.
They were one of the worst in the conference and even in the nation in some categories. They managed to muster just 32 points over their last 4 games combined and the playcalling was constantly questioned.
Look for them to really put an emphasis on opening the playbook up here and trying to get more looks deeper down field.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Golden Hurricane are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Golden Hurricane are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
- Golden Hurricane are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Big Ten.
- Spartans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
- Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in August.
- Spartans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
With both teams looking to rebound here in 2019, we should see a lot of action both ways to open this season.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over
Tulsa has some weapons on their offensive side while Michigan State has the physical edge their way. Look for scoring chances both ways in a game Michigan State ultimately pull away.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Tulsa 24 – Michigan State 41
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