Houston vs. Tulane Odds
No. 24 Houston looks to stay unbeaten and climb up the rankings on Friday night when it hits the road to face Tulane at 9PM ET on ESPNU.
According to oddsmakers at MyBookie, Houston is the favorite on the road, as the Cougars are getting odds of -19.5 points against the Green Wave. The over/under total for the game has been set at 58.5 points. Houston has won and covered the spread in nine of its last 10 meetings with Tulane.
Houston is 5-0 on the season, 2-0 in the AAC, 3-2 against the spread and 3-1-1 with the over. The Cougars are coming off a 49-28 win over SMU last week. They have won four of their five games by double digits. Houston is putting up 46.4 points and 574.6 yards per game this season on offense, while the defense is allowing 24.2 points and 398.4 yards per game. Houston is giving up 302.6 passing yards per game this season, which ranks 121st in the country. Greg Ward Jr. has thrown for 1,301 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the offense. He also has 560 rushing yards with 11 scores. Kenneth Farrow has added 425 rushing yards and five touchdowns.
Tulane is 2-3 on the season, 1-1 in the AAC, 2-3 against the spread and 4-1 with the over. The Green Wave are coming off a 49-10 loss to Temple last week, which snapped a two-game winning streak. The Green Wave average just 22 points and 304.2 yards per game on offense this season while the defense is allowing 37.8 points and 419.8 yards per game. Tanner Lee has thrown for 973 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the offense, but he is out of this game due to a concussion. Devin Powell has thrown just eight passes this season, but will fill in for Lee. Teddy Veal has caught 23 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns and will be Powell’s top target. The leading rusher is Dontrell Hilliard, who has 188 yards and two scores.