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Texas State Bobcats Open as Week 4 Betting Underdogs vs Cougars

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Texas State Bobcats on Saturday when they take on the Houston Cougars at TDECU Stadium in Week 4 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -16.5 for the Houston Cougars . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 33-23 result in favor of the Cougars on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Texas State Bobcats vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sit at 2-0 (1-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Texas State Bobcats are currently 1-2 (1-2 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Houston is 2-0 OU, and Texas State is 3-0 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Texas State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Houston Cougars at No. 25 and the Texas State Bobcats at No. 83 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Cougars No. 17-ranked offense (43 PPG) against a Texas State Bobcats defense that ranks No. 123 at 46.33 PPG. The Houston Cougars passing attack has averaged 295.5 yards per game, less than the Texas State Bobcats give up through the air (342 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Texas State Bobcats own the league's No. 101-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 266 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Texas State's aerial attack generated 310 yards but it was the Golden Eagles coming away with a 56-50 victory over Texas State at Bobcat Stadium.

Last time we saw the Cardinals, they had no answer for Kenneth Farrow as the Cougars rolled to a 34-31 victory at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas State is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas State's last 5 games
  • Texas State is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Texas State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, October 10th
Houston at Tulsa, Saturday, October 3rd