Play Tulane +3.5 for Week 10 Football Picks over Cincinnati

Jeff Grant

Monday, October 27, 2014 2:06 PM GMT

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 2:06 PM GMT

Tulane has played its best football in October under its third-year head coach, which makes it an attractive home underdog College Football pick against Cincinnati Friday.

Key Injury
Cincinnati will look to put together its first three-game win streak of the 2014 campaign, as it comes off a 34-17 victory over the South Florida Bulls as 10-point home favorites, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive contest.

Bearcats starting quarterback Gunner Kiel is currently listed as questionable with a ribs injury for this matchup, which is important to consider when making your Week 10 college football betting picks, but the team has a capable backup in Munchie Legaux returning to his hometown.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 6-3 SU and 5-4 ATS as road favorites, with the 'under' going 5-4 in that situation.

 

Game of the Year
Tulane has put together a 2-5 SU and 3-4 ATS record in 2014, as it prepares for its biggest game of the season, as the squad will host a primetime game on ESPN2 at its new on campus stadium.

The Green Wave have won and covered the number in two of their first three games at Yulman Stadium, which can’t be ignored when looking over the College Football odds, as the student body will be ready to party on Halloween Night.

It’s important to point out that the squad is 2-0 ATS as home underdogs of 3.5 to 7 points since the start of the 2012 season.

 

Forcing Turnovers
The Bearcats have been aggressive on defense this season, as they rank second in the American Athletic Conference in averaging 2.71 sacks per game, while linebacker Jeff Luc leads the unit with 79 tackles.

Cincinnati has tallied eight takeaways in its last seven quarters of play, which could lead the program to improving to 12-3 SU in its last 15 Friday night games.

 

Finish Strong
The Green Wave have played a pretty challenging schedule up until this point, which is reflected in getting outscored by a 59-27 combined margin in the final 30 minutes of games this year.

Tulane has a chance of turning things around in the second half if it maintains or improves upon its plus-three turnover margin, as it faces an opponent that’s playing its eighth consecutive contest.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Green Wave as one of their top College Football picks of the season, as they’ve gone 9-0 ATS in October games under third-year head coach Curtis Johnson.

Free College Football Pick:  Tulane Green Wave +3.5 at 5Dimes

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