Tulane at Ohio State NCAA Football Week 4 Lines & Pick

Tulane at Ohio State NCAA Football Week 4 Pick

Written by on September 17, 2018

The Ohio State Buckeyes host American Athletic Conference team Tulane on Saturday, Sep. 22 as a massive favorite. Does Tulane have any shot of keeping it close, or will the Buckeyes pummel the Green Wave back into the sea?

Tulane at Ohio State NCAA Football Week 4 Lines & Pick

When: Saturday, Sep. 22 Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH TV: BTN Radio: Tulane / Ohio State Live Stream: BTN2Go ATS Odds: Ohio State -35 (-110) Over/Under Total Odds: TBA

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 23°C/74°F
  • Humidity: 68%
  • Precipitation: 23%
  • Wind: 6 mph NNE
  • Cloud Cover: 76%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Tulane is a good bet?

In their last game versus a Big 5 Conference squad, Tulane played well. The Green Wave held Wake Forest to 23 points in a 17-23 loss as a +7 dog. Wake racked up 548 total yards, but Tulane kept the Demon Deacons from going off on the scoreboard. Who knows? Maybe, Tulane’s defense comes out and plays tough again. Ohio State’s got a huge spread to cover. So, if the Green Wave can just stop the Buckeyes’ offense a couple of times, they might pull off the ATS win.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 27.67
  • Total Yards: 416.34
  • Pass Yards: 217.67
  • Rush Yards: 198.67
  • Average Score Against: 23.67
  • Total Yards: 470.67
  • Pass Yards: 265.67
  • Rush Yards: 205

Why Ohio State is a good bet?

For the first time this season, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will roam the Buckeyes’ sidelines. Ohio State played well without Meyer. They should play well with Meyer. More importantly, Ohio State’s offense is just too talented for Tulane’s defense to stop. The two comparable teams to Tulane that Ohio State has already dominated this season are Oregon State and Rutgers. Ohio State scored 77 against Oregon State. They followed that scoring output with a 52 point explosion versus Rutgers.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 56.33
  • Total Yards: 608.67
  • Pass Yards: 348
  • Rush Yards: 260.67
  • Average Score Against: 20.67
  • Total Yards: 345.67
  • Pass Yards: 189.67
  • Rush Yards: 156

Latest NCAA Football Betting Trends

  • Tulane is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Tulane is 3-7 SU in the last 10 games
  • Ohio State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 10 of Ohio State’s last 14 games

Tulane at Ohio State Final Analysis:

Whether Meyer is on the sidelines or not, it’s difficult to see Tulane keeping it close versus Ohio State’s offense. The Buckeyes throw and pass the ball equally well. Versus Rutgers, the team most like Tulane, Ohio State rushed for 225 yards from 40 carries, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. The Buckeyes also passed for 354 yards. What’s really impressive is how Ohio State averaged 10.7 passing yards per attempt. Unless Tulane somehow got incredibly better from their last game against Alabama-Birmingham to this Saturday’s battle versus Ohio State, the Buckeyes should roll to an easy victory. Don’t be surprised if, because it’s Meyer’s first game back, the Buckeyes win by 50 to 60 points. NCAA Football Week 4 Pick: Ohio State