Navy (1-6) and Tulsa (3-4) will battle it out in an AAC showdown on Friday night. Both teams are below .500 halfway through the season. Navy is 4-1 against the spread in its last five games as an underdog, however. Tulsa is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games after allowing fewer than 170 yards passing in their previous game. Tulsa won the 2020 matchup between these teams 19-6, snapping a four-game Navy winning streak in the head-to-head series.
Kickoff from Tulsa, Okla., is set for 7:30 p.m. ET. The latest Tulsa vs. Navy odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Golden Hurricane as 11-point favorites, while the over-under for total points is set at 46. Before making any Navy vs. Tulsa picks or CFB bets, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,900 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 9 of the 2021 season on a 26-11 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Navy vs. Tulsa and just revealed its coveted picks and betting analysis. You can visit SportsLine now to see all of the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Tulsa vs. Navy:
- Navy vs. Tulsa spread: Tulsa -11
- Navy vs. Tulsa over-under: 46 points
- Navy vs. Tulsa money line: Navy +350, Tulsa -450
- TUL: Golden Hurricane are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a bye week
- NAVY: Midshipmen are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings in Tulsa
Why Tulsa can cover
Tulsa has been able to successfully run the ball and averages 183.7 rushing yards per game. This backfield features senior Shamari Brooks as the top rusher. He leads Tulsa with 109 carries for 561 yards and four touchdowns. Brooks averages a team-high 80.1 rushing yards per game. The Oklahoma native has rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games. In those games, Brooks has combined for 49 carries with 271 yards and three scores.
Junior tailback Deneric Prince is second on the team with 66 carries for 371 yards and three scores. Prince has two games this season with over 100 rushing yards. Last week against USF, Prince had 19 carries for 110 yards and a score. These two tailbacks can get it going against a Navy defense that has allowed 18 rushing touchdowns.
Why Navy can cover
Navy is a run-heavy, triple option team and has the best rushing attack in the AAC. The Midshipmen are ranked first with 212.1 rushing yards per game. Their best game on the ground came against UCF. Navy ran for a season-high 348 yards on 76 carries for three scores.
The Midshipmen's rush attack was well-balanced against UCF. They had four players with at least 52 rushing yards. Senior running back Carlinos Acie had a team-high 85 rushing yards on 11 carries. Fellow senior tailback Isaac Ruoss finished with 21 carries for 84 yards and a score. Sophomore quarterback Tai Lavatai had 21 carries for 57 yards and a team-high two touchdowns.
How to make Navy vs. Tulsa picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 45 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time. You can only get the model's Tulsa vs. Navy pick at SportsLine.
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