Houston vs. Tulsa Pick
Expect plenty of points and passes on Saturday when No. 13 Houston travels to Tulsa to face the Golden Hurricanes at 7:30PM ET from HA Chapman Stadium.
Bet Houston at Tulsa
Houston is 7-1 on the season and 6-1 against the spread with the lone loss in both cases coming in a 58-41 defeat at UTEP. The Cougars have won four straight and scored at least 31 points in each of those games. Last year, Houston scored 70 points on Tulsa in a 70-30 win at home.
Tulsa is 4-4 on the season and 4-3-1 against the spread. The Golden Hurricanes have lost their last three games and are just 1-2 at home this year. The home team has won the last three games in this series.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Tulsa 1-point home favorites over Houston on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 67.5.
The spread may have Tulsa as the favorite, but with the home team typically getting 3 points, Houston is still considered to be the stronger team. The Cougars have the top passing attack in the nation as Case Keenum has thrown for 3,293 yards and 25 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Keenum is also completing 71 percent of his passes. Tulsa’s defense has only allowed 20.5 points per-game, but the Houston offense can’t be stopped. The Cougars are scoring 41.6 points per-game with 563.3 yards per-game.
The key for Tulsa to cover will be its offense being able to keep pace with the Cougars. Tulsa’s numbers on offense are down this year compared to past seasons, but the Cougars defense is giving up 461.8 yards per-game. G.J. Kinne has thrown for 1,498 yards and 12 touchdowns, but is only completing 58 percent of his passes.
The history and trends in this game have set up interesting odds for this game, but Houston looks to clearly have the edge. Keenum has to be a Heisman contender with his numbers and he should have no problems moving the ball against the Tulsa defense. Pick the Cougars to cover with the point. Now, many might expect this game to go over which such strong offenses, but Tulsa doesn’t seem to have the same fire power as history has shown. We pick the under in this game as the Cougars should pull ahead early and make the second half rather uneventful. With a high over/under total, take the under for Saturday.
Our College Football Week 10 Free Pick for this matchup is: HOUSTON +1 and UNDER 67.5.
College Football Week 10 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992
TULSA is 3-3 against the spread versus HOUSTON since 1992
TULSA is 3-3 straight up against HOUSTON since 1992
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games over the last 3 seasons
TULSA is 1-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
TULSA is 1-1 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
All games played at TULSA since 1992
TULSA is 2-1 against the spread versus HOUSTON since 1992
TULSA is 2-1 straight up against HOUSTON since 1992
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992
Games played at TULSA over the last 3 seasons.
TULSA is 1-0 against the spread versus HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
TULSA is 1-0 straight up against HOUSTON over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 10 College Football Injury Report
No significant injuries.
[S] 10/13/2009 - Charles Davis out for season ( Knee )
[OL] 11/05/2009 - Tyler Holmes is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Houston U ( Leg )
[QB] 11/05/2009 - GJ Kinne probable Saturday vs. Houston U ( Concussion )
Houston at Tulsa Current Odds
Houston Cougars +1 Over 67.5 (-105)
Tulsa Golden Hurricanes -1 Under 67.5 (-115)
Bet Houston at Tulsa
Posted: 11/7/09 4:18PM ET