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American Athletic Conference Tournament - Houston Cougars visit Tulsa Golden Hurricane in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Houston Cougars


Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Friday, March 13, 2015 7:00 PM ET
XL Center

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on XL Center Friday as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane look to beat the odds vs the Houston Cougars in NCAA hoops betting action.

Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Opening Odds and Betting Line

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as -9-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane bring a 21-9 record (14-12-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-18 Cougars, who are 14-15 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Tulsa go 12-9 so far and the Houston Cougars go 11-15-1.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 118 (Tulsa) and the No. 95 (Houston) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulsa has the nation's No. 172-rated offensive output, at 65.17 PPG. The visiting Houston Cougars defense ranks No. 122 allowing on average 65.74 PPG. The Golden Hurricane FG% has averaged 42.07% so far, more than the Tulsa Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston got 23 points from Jherrod Stiggers en route to a 66-60 victory over Tulane on Thursday at XL Center.

Tulsa got 30 points from James Woodard on the way to a 67-62 loss against Southern Methodist on Sunday at Moody Coliseum.