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Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars Odds
Houston looks to cover the Cougars-Golden Hurricane pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 12-5 mark when they host Tulsa in college basketball wagering action.
The Cougars sit at 12-5 (4-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Hurricane are currently 11-8 (9-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 5-3 OU, and Tulsa is 5-7 OU.
Bettors looking to back visiting Tulsa before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 138-ranked Cougars and the No. 103-rated Golden Hurricane in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-70 win for the Cougars on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Golden Hurricane rank No. 116 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.6 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 158-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Golden Hurricane rate No. 259 with 5.3 per game.
Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 75-72 loser as they battled Tulane on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. James Woodard scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Hurricane to a win (they lost 75-72 to Tulane at Fogelman Arena on Saturday).
Last time out for Houston, they were a 79-75 loser as they battled Central Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. The Cougars got 15 points from Danuel House, but it was Central Florida that prevailed in a 79-75 final on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Southern Miss are 5-3
After playing Tulane are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing UAB are 5-5
After playing Central Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Golden Hurricane at Cougars trends to consider:
Tulsa is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Tulsa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Tulsa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Houston is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Tulsa home to Southern Miss, Saturday, January 26
Houston home to UAB, Saturday, January 26