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Point spread favors Golden Hurricane in battle with Cougars

Houston CougarsTulsa Golden Hurricane
Feb 11, 8:00 PM | Reynolds Center

Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds

11-12TEAM RECORD14-10

The Golden Hurricane will try to cover the spread at Reynolds Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Houston Cougars in college basketball action.

The Golden Hurricane sit at 14-10 (11-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cougars are currently 11-12 (5-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tulsa is 12-8 OU, and Houston is 8-4-2 OU.

View Houston vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 13.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 188-rated Houston taking on the No. 94-rated Golden Hurricane in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 72-69 win for the Golden Hurricane on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulsa's No. 220-ranked offense, averaging 65.8 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 301 at 73.2 PPG. The Golden Hurricane field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, Houston features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.9 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.

Houston lost its last outing, a 79-71 result against Rice on February 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog. Jonathon Simmons scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Cougars to a win (they lost 79-71 to Rice at Hofheinz Pavilion on Wednesday).

In their last action, Tulsa was a 64-55 loser on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Tulsa suffered a 64-55 loss against Texas El Paso on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Jordan Clarkson in a losing effort at Haskins Center.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Miss are 7-3
After playing Rice are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Miss are 4-3
After playing Texas El Paso are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cougars at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tulsa is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing Houston
Tulsa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Southern Miss, Saturday, February 18
Tulsa at Southern Miss, Wednesday, February 15