Tulane vs. SMU prediction, line: Bet against unbeaten Mustangs


Howie Kussoy picks his winners for two Friday night college football matchups between Tulane and SMU (6 p.m., ESPN) and Houston and BYU Georgia Tech and Louisville on Friday night (9:30 p.m., ESPN). Home team in CAPS.

TULANE (+6.5) over Smu

As appealing as it is to side with Shane Buechele and the Mustangs (4-0), no amount of PPE would make me feel safe among the crowded betting public.

HOUSTON (+5) over Byu

Milk is flying off the shelves in Provo, where No. 15 BYU has its highest ranking in 11 years. But last week’s struggles against UTSA quarterback Lowell Narcisse — a career 53 percent passer who completed 17 of 20 passes with two touchdowns — doesn’t bode well for a game against Dana Holgorsen’s Houston offense, which put up 49 points in its much-delayed first game of the season.

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