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Houston Cougars Visit Tulsa Golden Hurricane in Week 5 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

A key Week 5 battle has the visiting Houston Cougars travelling to Tulsa on Saturday to face the Golden Hurricane.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Houston Cougars listed as -9.5-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 30-24 win for the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Houston Cougars vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 2-1 ATS. Houston is 2-0-1 on the over under betting totals; Tulsa is 2-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tulsa vs Houston injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at No. 91 and the Houston Cougars at No. 19 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tulsa Golden Hurricane No. 17-ranked offense (41.67 PPG) against a Houston Cougars defense that ranks No. 58 at 23 PPG. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane passing attack has averaged 390.67 yards per game, more than the Houston Cougars give up through the air (313 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Houston Cougars own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 70 yards per game when on the road. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 66 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cougars as Houston blasted them 59-14 in Week 4 action.

In their last game, Tulsa's aerial attack generated 487 yards but it was the Sooners coming away with a 52-38 victory over Tulsa at Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 11-1-1 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Tulsa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tulsa is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tulsa's last 16 games
  • Tulsa is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Southern Methodist, Thursday, October 8th
Tulsa home to Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday, October 10th