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Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars Odds
Houston will look to improve on its 14-7 record on Saturday when they host Tulane in NCAA basketball odds action at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Houston will face the 15-8 Green Wave, who own a 7-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cougars are 8-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Green Wave are 10-5 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Houston sat as 1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 161-rated Tulane taking on the No. 173-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 76-74 win for the Cougars on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Green Wave rank No. 120 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 156-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Green Wave rate No. 234 with 5.6 per game.
Defensively, Tulane features the nation's No. 85-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.2 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulane, they were a 91-75 winner as they battled Marshall at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Josh Davis scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Tulane over Marshall, 91-75, on Wednesday at Fogelman Arena.
Houston won its last outing, an 84-80 result against Southern Methodist on February 2. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. The Cougars got 17 points from Joseph Young as Houston ran past Southern Methodist 84-80 on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Southern Miss are 3-7
After playing Marshall are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas El Paso are 7-3
After playing Southern Methodist are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Green Wave at Cougars trends to consider:
Tulane is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Tulane is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
Tulane is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Houston
Tulane is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Tulane
Houston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
Houston is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Tulane at Southern Miss, Wednesday, February 13
Houston home to Texas El Paso, Wednesday, February 13