Houston vs. Tulane Prediction
Houston is a runaway freight train right now, winners of nine straight overall. That said, the Cougars failed to cover the spread in their previous game and will be on the road again Sunday when they face a struggling Tulane team, losers of 13 in a row. Will Houston cover as a huge favorite?
2:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, February 17, 2019
Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, LA
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Cougars are 18-point favorites to beat the Green Wave. The total, meanwhile, sits at 140.5 points and as of this writing, 59% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cougars to cover the point spread.
Houston Cougars Quotable
"In basketball, there are no trap games," Kelvin Sampson said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "If you walk out on that court and lose a game, it's because the other team beat you. You played poorly. But there's no trap game."
Tulane Green Wave Quotable
"We had some really good looks that we just did not make," Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy said. "We can't get beat on 50-50 balls and that really hurt us in the early going."
NCAA College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cougars are 11-5-1 against the spread in their last 17 games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
The Green Wave are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games coming off a double-digit loss at home.
After key games at UCF, home versus Cincinnati and at UConn, this is a huge letdown spot for the Cougars but Houston has too much talent to lay an egg today in New Orleans. The Cougars are 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 road games, are 35-17-2 against the number in their last 54 games overall and are 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games coming off a failed cover in their previous game. Houston is also 5-1 at the betting window in its last six games at Tulane while the road side covered in nine of the previous 12 meetings between these two teams.
Sunday NCAA College Basketball Prediction: Houston Cougars -18