Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars Odds
John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium will feature Cougars vs. Golden Hurricane on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 11 action.
The Cougars sport records of 4-5 and 3-6 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Golden Hurricane sit at 7-2 and 5-4 ATS on the season. The over under records are 5-4 for the Cougars and 3-5 for the Golden Hurricane.
Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Cougars as 2.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 112-rated Cougars and the No. 76-rated Golden Hurricane in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 45-30 win for the Golden Hurricane on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Houston's No. 42-ranked offense, averaging 33.4 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 24.9 PPG. The Cougars aerial game is averaging 340.2 yards per game, more than the Golden Hurricane secondary allows through the air, 262.8 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 116.2 yards per game. Houston, meanwhile, ranks No. 57 in rushing offense at home.
Tulsa lost its last outing, a 19-15 result against Arkansas on November 3. Tulsa covered in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 34 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Golden Hurricane suffered a Week 10 loss against Arkansas in their last game, falling 19-15 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.
Last time out for Houston, they were a 48-28 loser as they battled East Carolina on the road. Houston failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 76 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. David Piland handled the Pirates defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 341 yards, but Houston still lost to East Carolina 48-28.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Golden Hurricane at Cougars trends to consider:
Tulsa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Tulsa's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
Houston is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Houston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tulsa
Tulsa home to Central Florida, Saturday, November 17
Houston at Marshall, Saturday, November 17