Tom Stryker’s Free Football Play September 16th


#139 TULANE (+13′) over Kansas State aat 3 PM EST on Saturday
The Green Wave apply to a game three non-conference superdog situation that holds a lucrative 35-7 ATS record, and they’ll give the Wildcats a run for their money in Manhattan in this afternoon thriller. Kansas State enters this matchup off a huge 40-12 home win over Missouri (from the mighty SEC) and, with a trip to No. 6 Oklahoma on deck, this will be a tough sandwich game for head coach Chris Klieman and his players.

Checking in off a 42-10 home win over the University of Massachusetts and a 52-0 shutout victory in the Big Easy over Alcorn State University, Tulane will provide K State’s solid stop unit with a serious challenge. The Green Wave are averaging 47.0 points and 463.5 yards per game this year and head coach Willie Fritz will have his kids ready to go. A respectable early season scoring angle supports the Wave too. Since 1980, game three teams that torched the scoreboard for 40 or more points in their first two contests own a money-making 81-57-4 ATS mark provided they enter off a non-conference fight and their opponent holds a team won/loss percentage of .501 or better. If our “play on” side is priced as a pup of +2.5 or more, this situation cruises to a powerful 37-14-2 ATS. Tulane fits both parts of that winning equation.

Off the impressive showing against Mizzou and with a trip to Boomer Sooner country on deck, this is a definite flat spot for the Purple Cats. As it stands, in non-conference play arriving off a pointspread victory, Kansas State has struggled a touch posting a weak 6-13 ATS tally in its last 19 lined games. In this run priced as a favorite or an underdog of +3.5 or less, KSU falls to a rough 3-10 ATS. Also, college football game three hosts that are playing in their third consecutive home game hold a soft 53-69-2 ATS record provided they arrive with steam off a SU and ATS victory. If our “play against” homer is tackling a foe that enters off a blowout win of 21 points or more, this situation crumbles to a weak 13-26 ATS and is on a stiff 2-13 ATS run.

With a defense of their own that has allowed an average of only 5.0 points and 163.0 yards per game, the Green Wave will catch the Wildcats peeking ahead to their battle with the Sooners and cover this number. Take Tulane. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.


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