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Week 9 College Football Betting Odds with Pick - Vanderbilt Commodores vs Houston Cougars

The Cougars hope to be bad hosts on Saturday as the Houston Cougars pay a visit to TDECU Stadium in Week 9 betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Houston Cougars sat as -13.5-point favorite, but have since moved to -12. The total was set at 50 as of Friday afternoon.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 42-21 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.

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars currently sport a record of 7-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-2 ATS. The Vanderbilt Commodores are 3-4 and 4-2-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Houston Cougars post a 4-2-1 over under record this season, while the Vanderbilt Commodores have gone 0-6-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Houston vs Vanderbilt injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Houston Cougars rated this week at No. 8 and the Vanderbilt Commodores sitting at No. 91.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Houston Cougars No. 4-ranked offense (47.57 PPG) against a Vanderbilt Commodores defense that ranks No. 14 at 16.29 PPG. The Houston Cougars passing attack has averaged 269.43 yards per game, more than the Vanderbilt Commodores give up through the air (206.71 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Vanderbilt Commodores own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.33 yards per game when on the road. Houston, on the other hand, rates No. 12 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Commodores grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Tigers in their last game, winning 10-3 at Vanderbilt Stadium.


Kenneth Farrow tore up the turf for 167 rushing yards in the latest Cougars game, a 59-10 win over the Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Vanderbilt is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Vanderbilt is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vanderbilt's last 9 games
  • Vanderbilt is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Vanderbilt at Florida, Saturday, November 7th
Houston home to Cincinnati, Saturday, November 7th