Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars Odds
John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium features a battle between the host Houston Cougars and the visiting Tulane Green Wave in betting action Saturday.
The Cougars sit at 4-7 (4-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Green Wave are currently 2-9 (7-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Houston is 6-5 OU, and Tulane is 5-6 OU.
Betting Line: Bettors going with the Cougars in this game found them listed as 14.5-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 117 (Cougars) and the No. 122 (Green Wave) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 26-16 result in favor of the Cougars is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 42-ranked offense (31.7 PPG) against a Green Wave defense that ranks No. 118 at 38.3 PPG. The Cougars passing attack has averaged 326 yards per game, more than the Green Wave give up through the air (249.6 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Green Wave feature the league's No. 115-rated road run defense, allowing 246.2 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 77 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Tulane was a 28-23 loser at home against East Carolina. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (51) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, the Green Wave were Week 12 losers coming out on the wrong end of 28-23 score against East Carolina.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 44-41 loser as they battled Marshall on the road. Houston covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 85 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In Houston's last outing, Crawford Jones threw for 316 yards in a losing cause against the Thundering Herd, 44-41 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing in November are 1-9
When playing on grass are 0-10
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the conference are 2-8
Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Green Wave at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 6 games on the road
Tulane is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
Tulane is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulane
Houston is 8-0-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Tulane
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tulane
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games