AAC rivals will do battle when the Houston Cougars (2-2) battle the Tulane Green Wave (3-1) at John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Houston vs. Tulane Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Houston as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, Houston has -190 odds to pick up the win, while Tulane is listed at +155 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 53 points.
How to Watch Houston vs. Tulane Live?
- Game Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Houston, Texas
- Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
Houston has the 79th-ranked offense this season (393.3 yards per game), and have been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 18th-worst with 442.8 yards allowed per game. Houston has the 58th-ranked scoring offense this year (32.8 points per game), and has been less effective on defense, ranking 16th-worst with 35.8 points allowed per game. With 295.0 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 11th-worst in the FBS, Houston has been forced to lean on their 69th-ranked passing offense (248.3 passing yards per contest) to keep them in games. Houston is averaging 145.0 rushing yards per game on offense this year (84th in the FBS), and is surrendering 147.8 rushing yards per game (75th) on the other side of the ball. Houston ranks 81st in third-down defense this year (39.6% third-down percentage allowed), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 18th-best in the FBS with a 50.0% third-down conversion rate. Houston owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing six turnovers (55th in the FBS) while turning it over six times (68th in the FBS).
Tulane has been keeping opposing offenses in check on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering only 228.8 total yards per contest (fourth-best). On offense, it ranks 60th by compiling 428.5 total yards per game. Tulane has been keeping opposing offenses in check on the defensive side of the ball, allowing only 11.8 points per contest (eighth-best). On offense, it ranks 53rd by accumulating 33.8 points per game. Tulane has been thriving on pass defense, giving up just 102.5 passing yards per contest (best). Offensively, it ranks 66th in the FBS by compiling 248.8 passing yards per game. From an offensive perspective, Tulane is compiling 179.8 rushing yards per contest (52nd-ranked). It ranks 51st in the FBS on defense (126.3 rushing yards allowed per game). Tulane ranks 96th in the FBS with a 34.7% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks seventh-best by allowing a 25.0% third-down rate. At -2, Tulane sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with four forced turnovers (97th in the FBS) and six turnovers committed (68th in the FBS).
Houston vs. Tulane Betting Analysis
Houston Betting Insights
Houston is 1-3-0 against the spread this season. Houston has yet to cover a spread when they are at least 4.5-point favorites (0-2). Games involving Houston have hit the over three times this season. The Cougars have won two of the three games they were favored on the moneyline this season (66.7%). The Cougars have played as a moneyline favorite of -190 or shorter in just two games this season, and they split 1-1.
Green Wave Betting Insights
Tulane has gone 3-1-0 against the spread this season. In games it has played as 4.5-point underdogs or more, Tulane has a perfect ATS record of 1-0. Games involving Tulane has hit the over once this year. The Green Wave won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Green Wave have played as an underdog of +155 or more once this season and won that game.
Houston vs. Tulane Against The Spread & Betting Records
|Point Total AVG||58.9||55.3||62.5|
|Implied Total AVG||33.5||34.0||33.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||1-1||1-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||0-1||0-0||0-1|
|Point Total AVG||53.9||55.5||49.0|
|Implied Total AVG||38.3||40.7||31.0|
|Moneyline Favorite Record||2-1||2-1||0-0|
|Moneyline Underdog Record||1-0||0-0||1-0|
Players to Watch
- With 4.5 sacks to go with 6.0 TFL and 19 tackles in four games, Derek Parish has been an important piece of the Cougars’ defensive unit in 2022.
- As part of the Cougars’ defensive unit, Donavan Mutin has totaled 3.0 TFL and 23 tackles in four games.
- With 22 tackles and one interception in four games, Gervarrius Owens has been a significant part of the Cougars’ defensive unit in 2022.
- With 1.0 TFL, 18 tackles, and one interception, Art Green has helped propel the Cougars’ defense over four games.
- In four games for the Green Wave, Macon Clark has delivered 2.0 TFL, 17 tackles, and one interception.
- Dorian Williams has recorded 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception in four games for the Green Wave.
- In four games for the Green Wave, Corey Platt Jr. has amassed nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
- With 16 tackles and 1.0 TFL in four games, Larry Brooks has been providing a big boost on defense for the Green Wave.
Houston vs. Tulane Predictions and Pick
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Our prediction to win this contest is Houston, and we predict that Houston will cover the spread (Houston -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 53 points.