Free Week 12 Prediction: Golden Hurricanes vs Midshipmen Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(2-8) Tulsa Golden Hurricanes vs. Navy Midshipmen (2-8)
Date: Saturday, November 17th 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Navy-Marine Corpse Stadium, Annapolis, Maryland
NCAA Football Spread: Navy -5.5
NCAA Betting Total: 53.5
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The Hurricane and the Midshipmen enter this contest with identical records, but it was Tulsa who won two weeks ago and at least has a slight bit of momentum while Navy hasn’t found a victory since Week 2 of the season after starting 2-0.
These two kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET in Annapolis, Maryland.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
So far this season, the Golden Hurricane are averaging 371 yards per contest. That number is only good enough to put them in 91st position in FBS.
When breaking it down, Tulsa is 164.8 yards per game through the air—a number only good enough for 114th position in the nation—and 210.4 yards per week on the ground—good enough for 34th in the country.
In total, this is adding up to 23.3 points per game, which has Tulsa sitting just outside the Top 100 in scoring this year.
On defense, the Golden Hurricane are allowing opponents to score 29.4 points per contest, which puts them in the No. 80 spot on the season. The difference between their run defense and their pass defense, though, is staggering.
On the year, Tulsa is 14th in the country in pass defense, allowing opponents to collect just 176.1 yards per game through the air. On the ground they drop to 120th—just 10 spots away from dead last in FBS (a spot currently occupied by UCONN).
The Navy Midshipmen also struggle defending the run. They are currently 95th in that category, allowing opponents to rack up 197.5 yards per game. Unfortunately for this group, they’re just as bad against the pass, as they currently sit in the 96th position in FBS.
Offensively, this group, as it’s been for practically forever, has a very strong run game and not much of a passing game to show. Through the air, Navy is dead last in FBS, collecting just 64.7 passing yards per contest. But on the ground, where this group has carved out its identity, it owns the No. 3 spot behind only Army (No. 2) and Georgia Tech (No. 1).
On the year, the Midshipmen are averaging 25 points per game, which puts them in 97th position so far this season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-1 in TLSA last 8 road games.
- Under is 7-2 in TLSA last 9 games overall.
- Under is 9-3 in TLSA last 12 conference games.
- NAVY are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 15-6 in NAVY last 21 home games
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
This is a terrible matchup for Tulsa. It’s pass defense is great while its run defense is atrocious. And unfortunately for them, their opponents are going to take full advantage of that.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Navy ATS
None of this is to say the Midshipmen will get a blowout victory here—they don’t have the fire power to make that happen.
But Navy is going to do what it does best, and more specifically, it’s going to attack Tulsa against what it does worst.
Give this one to Navy with confidence, both SU and ATS.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Navy 27 – Tulsa 20
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