Tulane vs. SMU Odds, Pick: How Sharps Are Betting Friday Night’s College Football Matchup (Oct. 17)

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Tulane vs. SMU Betting Odds

Tulane Odds +6.5
SMU Odds -6.5
Spread Projection SMU -9.5 [See all projections]
Over/Under 64.5
Time/Channel  6 p.m. ET, ESPN

Data as of Friday morning.

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SMU’s offense has been dealt two separate blows as star wide receiver Reggie Roberson Jr. and running back TJ McDaniel will miss the rest of the season due to injuries.

This alone should hamper the Mustangs’ scoring, and the Tulane vs. SMU weather forecast won’t do either offense any favors as well.

Using our College Football PRO Report, let’s look at sharp bettors are taking advantage of key injuries and an unfavorable weather forecast.

SMU vs. Tulane Betting Pick

Sharp Action

The Tulane vs. SMU total has attracted a steady diet of attention from professional bettors, with Sports Insights’ Bet Signals tracking three smart-money moves on the under.

With respected bettors pounding the Tulane vs. SMU under, it’s no surprise to see this number plummet from an opener of 68 to 64.5 at DraftKings.

PRO Systems

So, why are wiseguys so bullish on the Tulane vs. SMU under? Thanks to our historical betting and weather data, we know strong winds are playing a big part.

Our Windy Unders PRO System (click here to see all five picks for this system) shows that since 2005 unders are 531-401-34 (57%) in college games played in breezes of at least 13 mph.

The Tulane vs. SMU weather forecast is calling for 15 mph winds, making tonight’s game a prime windy under candidate.

PRO Report Angle: Under 64.5 [Sign up for a FREE PRO Trial to see all of the weekend’s top PRO Report picks]

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