Houston vs. Tulane Total Pick
Are Tulane and Houston set to have an offensive showcase when they take the national spotlight on Thursday at 8PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
303 Houston vs. 304 Tulane
Thursday, September 19, 2019
8PM ET – Yulman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Tulane is the slight favorite in this game, as the Green Wave are getting odds of -4.5 points against Houston. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 56 points. The public betting currently has 64 percent going on Houston on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cougars fall to Washington State
Houston is coming off a 31-24 loss against Washington State on Friday to fall to 2-1 on the year. The Cougars two losses have come against ranked opponents in Washington State and Oklahoma. They are 2-1 against the spread thus far while going 2-0-1 with the under.
The Cougars are struggling on defense thus far, but also faced two of the most prolific offenses in the country. They are giving up 32.3 points and 497.7 yards per game thus far on defense. Offensively, Houston is averaging 30.7 points and 385 yards per contest, including 238 rushing yards per game. Quarterback D’Eriq King is leading the team with 434 passing yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 196 yards and five scores. Kyle Porter has added 213 rushing yards and a score while Marquez Stevenson has 15 catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Green Wave looking for big win
Tulane is off to a 2-1 start to the season following a 58-6 win over Missouri State last weekend. The Green Wave are 2-1 against the spread as well while going 2-1 with the under.
The Wave have looked pretty good on both sides of the ball thus far. Tulane is giving up just 14.7 points and 276 yards per game on defense. Offensively, Tulane is putting up 35.3 points and 436 yards per contest. The Wave also have a strong ground attack, as four different players are over 100 yards. Quarterback Justin McMillan has thrown for 424 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a team-high 154 yards and three scores. Darius Bradwell is the next-leading rusher with 142 yards. Darnell Mooney is the leading receiver with 12 catches for 183 yards.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cougars are 5-1 with the over in their last six conference games and 4-0-1 with the over in their last five road games.
Tulane has hit the under in five of its last six conference games and in five straight Thursday games.
The under has been the story in this series, as these two have hit the under in four straight meetings. I don’t think Tulane’s offense is as good as it has shown thus far and I don’t think Houston’s defense isn’t as bad as it has shown thus far. The Cougars should be able to contain Tulane more regularly and keep the total somewhat low. Houston has an offense that can be explosive, but the Cougars are still figuring some things out. I see them having some shaky possessions on the road.
College Football Week 4 Prediction: Houston/Tulane Under 56