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Tulane Green Wave Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Houston Cougars

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Houston Cougars try to run the Tulane Green Wave off the court at Hofheinz Pavilion in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars betting line opened as -11.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Houston Cougars are 12-2 overall and 5-4 ATS, while the Tulane Green Wave are 7-8 and 6-3-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Houston boasts a 6-3 on the OU, and Tulane is 5-5.

This game puts the Houston Cougars, most recently No. 68 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tulane Green Wave, who rate No. 193 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's No. 28-ranked scoring average of 82.79 PPG, against a Tulane Green Wave defense rated No. 81 and allowing 67 PPG. The Houston Cougars FG% has averaged 47.64% to date this season, more than the Tulane Green Wave shooters have managed so far (42.26% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tulane suffered a 75-67 loss against Connecticut on Saturday, getting 14 points from Louis Dabney in a losing effort at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Houston cruised to victory on Saturday, running Temple out of the gym and running up a 77-50 score at Liacouras Center.

Betting Trends
  • Tulane is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tulane is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tulane is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Houston
  • Tulane is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Houston is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games when playing Tulane
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulane

Next Betting Matchups

Tulane home to Tulsa, Sunday, January 10th
Houston at Cincinnati, Wednesday, January 13th