Cougars vs. Golden Hurricane Prediction
The 17th-ranked Houston Cougars have won their last four games since suffering their only loss of the season. Can Houston continue its current winning streak with another big performance today at the Tulsa Golden Hurricane?
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Reynolds Center at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cougars are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 139 points. As of Sunday morning, 89 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Houston. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cougars knock down 16 3's in win
Houston dominated visiting East Carolina Wednesday night to the tune of 94-50 to improve to 19-1 overall and 6-1 in conference play. Armoni Brooks led a balanced scoring effort with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 5-of-7 from 3-point range. He also pulled down six rebounds. Nate Hinton tallied 13 points along with nine boards, four assists and two blocked shots off the bench. Corey Davis Jr. contributed 12 points, three assists and two rebounds. Cedrick Alley Jr. registered 12 points, two rebounds and two assists as a reserve. Fabian White Jr. added 11 points and three rebounds. The Cougars shot 29-of-56 from the floor including 16-of-24 from 3-point distance and 20-of-24 from the free throw line. Houston led 49-26 at halftime en route to the blowout victory.
Golden Hurricane hammered at Cincinnati
Tulsa suffered an 88-64 defeat Thursday night at the Bearcats to fall to 12-8 overall and 2-6 in the conference. The Golden Hurricanes fell behind 39-28 at halftime and could not rally back. Sterling Taplin paced Tulsa with 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point range plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also notched seven assists and three rebounds. DaQuan Jeffries recorded 11 points, six boards, two steals and two blocked shots. Martins Igbanu contributed 10 points and seven caroms. Curran Scott notched 10 points and two rebounds. Darien Jackson added 10 points and two assists off the bench. Tulsa shot 24-of-54 from the floor, 8-of-23 on 3-point attempts and 8-of-19 at the charity stripe.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cougars are 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games. Houston is 16-5-1 ATS in its last 22 American Athletic Conference games.
The Golden Hurricane are 4-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games. Tulsa is 6-2 ATS in its last eight home games.
Houston has a top 15 defense nationally, while Tulsa struggles offensively and that will likely continue here. With the Cougars having a top-notch performance on the offensive end earlier this week, this could be another impressive victory and this time on the road. I'm taking the better team and giving the points.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON COUGARS -6.5