This American Conference matchup is slated for primetime and features a narrow spread in favor of the home team. Here are the SMU vs Tulsa predictions and college football picks for Week 11 in the college football season.
SMU vs Tulsa Predictions
Odds courtesy of Bovada Sportsbook
Astute handicappers have to be licking their chops over this American Conference showdown. Any time a ranked team is catching points, it’s a major red flag. Bovada Sportsbook odds have unranked Tulsa is laying a full three points at home. It’s safe to say the public will be going against them in a big way.
After coming up well short in their bid for AAC supremacy against Cincinnati three weeks ago, quarterback Shane Buechele and the SMU offense have managed to right the ship against Navy and Temple in their last two games. Buechele is flanked by running back Ulysses Bentley IV and receiver Tyler Page in an SMU offense that is averaging 539.7 yards per game, the seventh-most in the country. Can they keep the momentum going against a tough Tulsa defense?
The other side of the equation is that for everything the Mustangs possess on offense, they lack defensively. Led by senior quarterback Zach Smith and star wideout Keylon Stokes, a 2021 NFL Draft prospect, the Tulsa offense should have no trouble finding their groove on Saturday. The Golden Hurricane have scored 34 points or more in all three of their AAC games this season.
College Football Picks: Tulsa -3
The Tulsa defense came up huge in their upset win against UCF earlier in the year, holding the Knights to 26 points in the win. Also notable from that effort was just a single field goal allowed after halftime. If Tulsa can whether a potential SMU offensive storm early on Saturday, they could be in great shape to once again control the second half. There’s a reason that the unranked Golden Hurricane are laying points to the ranked Mustangs. Be sure to side with the house on this one.