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Houston Cougars visit Tulane Green Wave in college basketball clash

Houston CougarsTulane Green Wave
March 9, 8:00 PM | Fogelman Arena

Houston Cougars vs Tulane Green Wave Odds

17-11TEAM RECORD18-12

The Tulane Green Wave will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Houston Cougars at Fogelman Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

Tulane will face the 17-11 Cougars, who own a 10-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Green Wave are 17-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cougars are 14-5 favoring the OVER.

View Houston vs Tulane Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Green Wave installed as 7.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 148-ranked Green Wave and the No. 127-rated Cougars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-75 win for the Cougars on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulane has the nation's No. 153-rated offensive output, at 68.4 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 301 allowing on average 72.1 PPG. The Green Wave FG% has averaged 41.5% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston owns the country's No. 319-rated mark, allowing 76.8 points per game on the highway. Tulane, on the other hand, rates No. 208 in scoring at home.

Houston was an 84-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rice. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Cougars blew out Rice on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 84-62 win at Hofheinz Pavilion.

In their last action, Tulane was an 88-85 loser on the road against East Carolina. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Green Wave got a 23-point effort from Josh Davis, who added 16 rebounds, but East Carolina still managed to defeat Tulane 88-85 Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Rice are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing East Carolina are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cougars at Green Wave trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Houston is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tulane
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulane's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulane's last 6 games at home
Tulane is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
Tulane is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Houston