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Houston CougarsTulane Green Wave
Nov 10, 8:00 PM | Turf of Louisiana Superdome

Houston Cougars vs Tulane Green Wave Odds

9-0TEAM RECORD2-8

The Tulane Green Wave host Houston on Thursday, facing a daunting challenge against the Conference USA-leading Houston Cougars in NCAA Football action at Louisiana Superdome.

Daunting as in 35-point home underdogs, a huge number for Green Wave betting fans to get behind.

They bring a 2-8 record (3-7 ATS) to the Week 11 battle against the 9-0 Cougars, who are 7-2 ATS against the spread.

View Houston vs Tulane Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Green Wave in this one will find them as 33-point underdogs. The total is a huge 78 at TopBet, which represents the best line for UNDER bettors.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 54-rated Cougars taking on the No. 111-rated Green Wave in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 63-20 win for the Cougars on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tulane's No. 93-ranked offense (22.7 PPG) against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 47 at 23.4 PPG. The Green Wave passing attack has averaged 237.3 yards per game, more than the Cougars give up through the air (216.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cougars feature the league's No. 75-rated road run defense, allowing 184.2 yards per game. Tulane, meanwhile, ranks No. 111 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 56-13 winner as they battled UAB on the road. Houston covered in the match as a 28-point favorite, while 69 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Tulane lost its last outing, a 45-24 result against Southern Methodist on November 5. Tulane covered in that game as a 26.5-point underdog, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 2-8
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Cougars at Green Wave trends to consider:
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulane
Houston is 7-0-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Tulane
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tulane's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games
Tulane is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games

Next up:
Houston home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, November 19
Tulane at Rice, Saturday, November 19

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