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    The No. 17 Tulane Green Wave (11-1) and the No. 25 SMU Mustangs (10-2) will meet in the AAC Championship Game on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

    The Green Wave are the favorites (-3) in their game against the Mustangs, with the over/under at 47 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Green Wave are -150 and the Mustangs are +126.)

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    Game Info for Tulane vs. SMU

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 2, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Stadium: Yulman Stadium
    Tulane vs SMU Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Tulane -3 -105 -116 47 -110 -110 -150 +126

    Tulane Pick Insights

    • So far this season, Tulane has put together a 5-6-0 record against the spread.
    • When it has played as at least 3-point favorites this season, Tulane is 5-5 against the spread.
    • Two of Tulane’s 11 games with a set total have hit the over (18.2%).

    Tulane Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, Tulane ranks 64th in the FBS with 388.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, its defense ranks 29th in total defense (328.2 yards allowed per contest).
    • Tulane ranks 63rd in points scored this year (27.9 points per game), but has been shining on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 17th-best in the FBS with 18.3 points allowed per game.
    • Tulane is totaling 221.1 passing yards per game on offense (72nd in the FBS), and ranks 99th on the other side of the ball with 242.2 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Tulane owns the 57th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (167.3 per game), and has been more effective defensively, ranking sixth-best with just 86 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Tulane is averaging a 41.6% third-down percentage on offense (49th in the FBS), and ranks 37th on defense with a 35.3% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Tulane owns the 24th-best turnover margin in college football at +6, forcing 22 turnovers (13th in the FBS) while turning it over 16 times (55th in the FBS).

    Tulane’s Best Players

    • Michael Pratt leads Tulane with 2,168 yards (180.7 ypg) on 164-of-247 passing with 21 touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He also has 321 rushing yards on 88 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Makhi Hughes has 1,246 rushing yards on 232 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • Chris Brazzell II’s 670 yards as a receiver lead the team. He’s been targeted 65 times and has totaled 41 catches and five touchdowns.
    • Lawrence Keys III has hauled in 33 receptions totaling 599 yards, finding the end zone seven times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jha’Quan Jackson has been the target of 41 passes and racked up 24 grabs for 421 yards, an average of 35.1 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.
    • Darius Hodges has collected 7.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording eight TFL and 22 tackles.
    • Tulane’s tackle leader, Jesus Machado, has 83 tackles, one TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Lance Robinson has a team-high four interceptions to go along with 34 tackles and four passes defended.

    SMU Betting Insights

    • SMU has gone 6-5-0 ATS this year.
    • SMU is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 3-point underdogs.
    • In SMU’s 11 games with a set total, five have hit the over (45.5%).

    SMU Pick Insights

    • SMU has been top-25 on both offense and defense this season, as it ranks ninth-best in total yards per game (472.6) and 13th-best in total yards surrendered per game (302.1).
    • SMU has dominated on both offense and defense this season, ranking fourth-best in points per game (41.8) and 13th-best in points surrendered per game (17.7).
    • In terms of passing, SMU has excelled on both offense and defense this season, ranking 16th-best in passing yards per game (292.5) and 15th-best in passing yards surrendered per game (184.3).
    • In terms of rushing, SMU ranks 42nd in the FBS on offense (180.1 rushing yards per game) and 28th on the other side of the ball (117.8 rushing yards allowed per contest).
    • SMU’s defense has been excelling on third down, surrendering a 28.2% third-down conversion percentage (fourth-best). Offensively, it ranks 41st in the FBS with a 42.6% third-down rate.
    • At +5, SMU owns the 30th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 15 forced turnovers (83rd in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (10th in the FBS).

    SMU’s Best Players

    • Preston Stone leads SMU with 3,204 yards on 206-of-344 passing with 28 touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season. He has chipped in with 198 rushing yards (16.5 ypg) on 62 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jaylan Knighton, has carried the ball 113 times for 645 yards (53.8 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • LJ Johnson Jr. has racked up 542 yards (on 99 attempts) with three touchdowns.
    • RJ Maryland has racked up 462 receiving yards on 29 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring seven touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Jake Bailey has caught 34 passes and compiled 450 receiving yards (37.5 per game).
    • Romello Brinson’s 44 targets have resulted in 26 receptions for 417 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Elijah Roberts leads the team with 7.5 sacks, and also has eight TFL and 26 tackles.
    • SMU’s leading tackler, Kobe Wilson, has 54 tackles, two TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Isaiah Nwokobia leads the team with three interceptions, while also putting up 46 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and three passes defended.

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