Houston vs. Tulsa Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 26, 2022

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AAC foes will do battle when the Houston Cougars (7-4) battle the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (4-7) at John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Houston vs. Tulsa Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with sportsbooks listing Houston as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Houston has -457 odds to pick up the win, while Tulsa is listed at +339 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 66.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Houston vs. Tulsa Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium

Betting Preview


Houston has struggled defensively, ranking 23rd-worst in the FBS (429.7 yards allowed per game) this season. However, the defense ranks 20th-best, yielding an average of 460.0 yards per game. Houston owns the 13th-best offense this season in terms of points scored (37.8 points per game), but ranks 17th-worst on defense (33.2 points allowed per game). Houston has the ninth-best offense this season in terms of passing yards (315.2 passing yards per game), but ranks sixth-worst on defense (283.0 passing yards allowed per game). Houston is averaging 144.8 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 72nd in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 63rd, giving up 146.7 rushing yards per game. While Houston ranks 14th-worst in the FBS in third-down efficiency on defense with a 45.0% third-down percentage allowed, it’s been a different situation offensively, where the Cougars rank 10th-best in the FBS (49.7% third-down conversion rate). With 10 forced turnovers (119th in the FBS) against 18 turnovers committed (90th in the FBS), Houston (-8) has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in college football.

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Tulsa ranks 50th with 410.1 total yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 97th with 405.9 total yards ceded per contest on the defensive side of the ball. Tulsa’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, surrendering 33.4 points per game, which ranks 15th-worst in the FBS. On the offensive side of the ball, it ranks 55th with 30.0 points per contest. Tulsa’s pass defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 24th-best in the FBS with 190.0 passing yards ceded per game. In terms of offense, it is posting 269.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 30th. Tulsa ranks 85th in rushing yards per game (140.8), but it has been less effective defensively, ranking fifth-worst in the FBS with 215.9 rushing yards surrendered per contest. With a 39.5% third-down conversion percentage on offense, Tulsa ranks 66th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 56th, surrendering a 37.7% third-down rate. Tulsa has a -5 turnover margin this season, which ranks 100th in the FBS.

Houston vs. Tulsa Betting Analysis

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Houston Betting Insights

Houston has covered the spread in a game four times this season (4-7-0). Houston is winless against the spread when it is 13-point or greater favorites (0-3). Games involving Houston have hit the over eight times this season. The Cougars have won five of the seven games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (71.4%). The Cougars have played three times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -457 or shorter, and won in each game.

Golden Hurricane Betting Insights

Tulsa has covered the spread only twice over 11 games with a set number. Tulsa has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 13-point underdogs. Games involving Tulsa have hit the over on six occasions this year. This season, the Golden Hurricane have been listed as the underdog in five games and failed to win any of those contests. The Golden Hurricane have played as an underdog of +339 or more once this season and lost that game.

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Houston vs. Tulsa Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.5 55.5 60.9
Implied Total AVG 33.4 34.6 32.3
ATS Record 4-7-0 0-5-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 8-2-1 4-1-0 4-1-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-2 3-2 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 0-0 2-2

Golden Hurricane

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.9 60.3 54.9
Implied Total AVG 33.5 34.2 32.8
ATS Record 2-8-1 1-4-1 1-4-0
Over/Under Record 6-5-0 4-2-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-2 3-0 1-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-5 0-3 0-2

Players to Watch


  • With 62 tackles and one interception in 11 games, Gervarrius Owens has been a key contributor to the Cougars’ defense in 2022.
  • Donavan Mutin has played 11 games, compiling 62 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended for the Cougars.
  • D’Anthony Jones has helped lead the Cougars’ defense with 32 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and three sacks in 11 games.
  • The Cougars’ defense has been aided by the play of Nelson Ceaser, who has played 11 games, delivering 4.0 sacks to go with 4.0 TFL, 29 tackles, and one interception.

Golden Hurricane

  • Justin Wright has been doing his part on defense, compiling two interceptions to go with 47 tackles, 4.0 TFL, two sacks, and two passes defended for the Golden Hurricane.
  • Kendarin Ray has been causing chaos on defense, collecting one interception to go with 44 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and two passes defended for the Golden Hurricane.
  • Bryson Powers has compiled 1.0 sack to go with 1.0 TFL and 48 tackles in 11 games for the Golden Hurricane.
  • On defense, Tyon Davis has contributed 27 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception in 11 games.

Houston vs. Tulsa Predictions and Pick

Houston vs. Tulsa betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Cougars (-13)

    Pick OU:

    Over (66.5)

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How to Bet on Houston vs. Tulsa

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Houston, and we predict that Houston will cover the spread (Houston -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 66.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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