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SMU vs Tulane Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 8

  • SMU stays perfect with another impressive win+
  • Struggles for Tulane continue in a blowout loss
  • Plenty of points scored, but not as many as expected

The football action in the American Conference kicks off on Thursday night when the SMU Mustangs host the Tulane Green Wave. This conference has quietly put together a terrific season, and one of the best teams in the league is on the field in this game.

SMU enters this game with a perfect 6-0 record and they are now ranked in the AP Top 25. The Mustangs still aren’t favored to win the league, but it’s hard to ignore their start.

Tulane was expected to have a solid season in 2021, but things fell apart in a hurry for the Green Wave. This team has now lost four straight games to drop their record to a rough 1-5 on the year.

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SMU vs Tulane Prediction: Spread

Tulane has had some extra time to prepare for this game, and that could allow the Green Wave to keep this game close in the first half. This team has been getting blown out each week though, and playing on the road at SMU is always a challenge.

The Mustangs have continued to win games this season, but they haven’t always been dominant. SMU is looking for a statement win, and this could be the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Look for this game to get out of hand a bit in the second half as the SMU Mustangs win this one by at least two touchdowns to cover the spread.

  • Free Prediction: SMU -13.5

SMU vs Tulane Prediction: MoneyLine

Tulane is currently being offered at +425, but that doesn’t mean that there is a ton of value there. The Green Wave have lost four games in a row for a reason, and there is not a real threat of them pulling off this upset on the road.

Even though SMU has moneyline odds set at -600, they are still the only moneyline pick worth making. You won’t get a very big payout, but the Mustangs are winning this game.

  • Free Prediction: SMU Green Wave -600

SMU vs Tulane Prediction: Total

Both teams come into Week 8 averaging at least 33 points per game, and that would make it seem like this is going to be a high-scoring affair. That doesn’t take into account the strength of the SMU defense though, and that unit will have an impact in this game.

Tulane is going to give up a ton of points, but they aren’t going to be able to do much scoring. The Green Wave suffered a 40-22 defeat to Houston in their most recent game, and this matchup should be similar.

SMU is going to get close to 40 points, but there won’t be a big need to push it too much in this game. The Mustangs will cruise to a win, but the SMU defense will help keep this total under 70.

  • Free Prediction: Under 70

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