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Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars Preview

Houston CougarsTulane Green Wave
Feb 4, 8:00 PM | Fogelman Arena

Houston Cougars vs Tulane Green Wave Odds

11-10TEAM RECORD14-8

Fogelman Arena will host Green Wave vs. Cougars action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

Tulane battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 11-10 mark (5-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-10 for the Green Wave and 7-3-2 for the Cougars.

View Houston vs Tulane Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Green Wave as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Green Wave - Cougars odds would favor the Green Wave if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tulane is rated No. 107 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 149. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-70 win for the Green Wave.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulane has the nation's No. 218-rated offensive output, at 66 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 291 allowing on average 72.9 PPG. The Green Wave FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston owns the country's No. 293-rated mark, allowing 76 points per game on the highway. Tulane, on the other hand, rates No. 161 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Houston, they were an 80-69 loser as they battled UAB on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. The Cougars endured an 80-69 loss at the hands of the Blazers on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Alandise Harris at Bartow Arena.

Tulane lost its last outing, a 63-44 result against Marshall on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Green Wave endured a 63-44 loss at the hands of the Thundering Herd on Wednesday, despite a 11-point effort from Jordan Callahan at Cam Henderson Center.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Rice are 4-6
After playing UAB are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas El Paso are 4-4
After playing Marshall are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cougars at Green Wave trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Houston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Houston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tulane is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulane's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulane's last 6 games when playing at home against Houston
Tulane is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Rice, Wednesday, February 8
Tulane at Texas El Paso, Saturday, February 11

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