The Nevada Wolf Pack ended their three-game losing streak in bowl games by posting victories in the Arizona Bowl in 2015 and 2018. They had a chance to make it three straight wins when they appeared in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl last season, but a late comeback attempt fell short and they dropped a 30-21 decision to Ohio. The Wolf Pack (6-2, 6-2 MWC) get another shot at winning the contest originally called the Humanitarian Bowl when they battle the Tulane Green Wave (6-5, 3-5 AAC) on Tuesday. Kickoff in the 2020 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl from Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.
The Green Wave are one-point favorites in the latest Nevada vs. Tulane odds from William Hill Sportsbook, down two points from the opening line. The over-under for total points scored is 56. Before making any Tulane vs. Nevada picks, check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Nevada vs. Tulane in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 2020. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Tulane vs. Nevada:
- Nevada vs. Tulane spread: Green Wave -1
- Nevada vs. Tulane over-under: 56 points
- Nevada vs. Tulane money line: Green Wave -120, Wolf Pack +100
- TUL: The Green Wave are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games as favorites
- NEV: The Wolf Pack are 5-0 ATS in their last five contests as underdogs
Why Nevada can cover
Toa Taua registered 128 scrimmage yards in the Wolf Pack's regular season-ending 30-20 loss to San Jose State, falling four shy of his third 100-yard rushing performance of 2020. The running back leads Nevada with 573 yards and three rushing touchdowns while fellow junior Devonte Lee has recorded a career-high 322 and two, respectively. The strength of the Wolf Pack's offense, however, is a passing attack that was 10th in the nation with an average of 325.1 yards per contest.
Carson Strong ranks first in the Mountain West Conference with 2,587 yards and 22 touchdown passes -- twice as many as he recorded last season. The redshirt sophomore had one TD toss against San Jose State after registering at least two in each of his first seven games this year, including a career-best five on Dec. 5 versus Fresno State. Junior wideout Romeo Doubs, who leads Nevada in catches (53), yards (960) and receiving TDs (nine) -- all personal bests, began 2020 with at least 100 yards and a score in five straight outings and has amassed at least 75 yards in seven of his eight games this campaign.
Why Tulane can cover
Michael Pratt threw an American Athletic Conference-high 18 touchdown passes this season, making at least two scoring tosses in each of his last six games and seven of nine overall. The freshman produced four TDs in the Green Wave's 35-21 victory over Memphis in the regular-season finale on Dec. 5, throwing for two and running for a pair. Pratt connected in that contest with wideouts Jha'Quan Jackson and Duece Watts, who are tied for the team lead with six touchdown catches apiece.
A junior in his first season with Tulane after spending two years at a junior college, Watts tops the team with 31 receptions and 512 yards while senior running back Stephon Huderson has set career highs of 721 yards and four rushing TDs. Senior defensive end Patrick Johnson has recorded 10 sacks this year, tying him for first in the nation with Cade Hall of San Jose State. Junior safety Larry Brooks, who made four interceptions in 2019, has picked off a pass in three consecutive contests.
How to make Nevada vs. Tulane picks
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