Houston Cougars vs. Tulane Green Wave 1/28/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on January 28, 2021

The No. 6 Houston Cougars (13-1) are heavily favored (-17.5) to continue a six-game win streak when they visit the Tulane Green Wave (6-4) at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Devlin Fieldhouse. The game airs on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under set at 126.5 points.

Betting Information

Houston vs Tulane Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -17.5 -110 -110 126.5 -109 -112 -3430 1221

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Total Facts

  • In 57.1% of their games this season (eight of 14 chances), the Cougars and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 126.5 points.
  • Tulane and its opponents have combined to score more than 126.5 points in three of 10 outings (30%) this season.
  • These two teams average a combined 137.3 points per game, 10.8 more points than the over/under of 126.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 8.0 fewer points per game (118.5) than this matchup’s total of 126.5 points.
  • The average point total in Cougars games this year is 3.6 more points than the total of 126.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under in Green Wave games this year is 0.8 less points than the point total of 126.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Cougars record 73.8 points per game, 11.6 more points than the 62.2 the Green Wave give up.
  • Houston has a 13-1 record overall and a 10-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 62.2 points.
  • When Tulane allows more than 73.8 points, it is 1-0 against the spread and 0-1 overall.
  • The Green Wave average 7.2 more points per game (63.5) than the Cougars allow their opponents to score (56.3).
  • Tulane has put together a 5-0 ATS record and a 6-3 overall record in games it scores more than 56.3 points.
  • Houston is 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 63.5 points.
  • The Cougars have scored a total of 245 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 17.5 per game), and the Green Wave have out-scored opponents by just 13 points on the season (1.3 more per game).

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Houston Betting Information

  • Houston has been good against the spread this season, posting a 10-4 record.
  • The Cougars have covered half the time, going 1-1 against the spread when favored by at least 17.5 points.
  • Houston and its opponents have converted the over just 5 times in 14 (35.7%) games this season.

Tulane Betting Information

  • Tulane has covered the spread in half of its outings, going 5-5 ATS.
  • The Green Wave have not fared well as an 17.5-point underdog, going 0-1 against the spread when they are at least 17.5-point underdogs.
  • In most of Green Wave games this year, the teams have not hit the over (2 out of 10 games, 20%).

Head to Head

Houston vs Tulane (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/9/2021 Houston -17 128.5 -3355 +1225 Regular Season 71-50 UH
2/6/2020 Houston -16.5 136.5 -2579 +1072 Regular Season 75-62 UH
2/17/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-50 UH

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Houston Leaders

  • The scoring leader for the Cougars this season is Quentin Grimes, who averages 17.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
  • Justin Gorham is Houston’s leading rebounder, grabbing 9.3 per game, while DeJon Jarreau is its best passer, distributing 3.9 assists in each contest.
  • Marcus Sasser makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.4 per contest.
  • Grimes and Brison Gresham lead Houston on the defensive end, with Grimes leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Gresham in blocks averaging 1.4 per contest.

Tulane Leaders

  • Jaylen Forbes puts up 15.2 points per game to be the top scorer for the Green Wave.
  • R.J. McGee is atop the Green Wave rebounding leaderboard with 4.5 rebounds per game, and Jordan Walker leads the team in assists with 3.4 per contest.
  • Forbes leads the Green Wave in three-point shooting with an average of 2.7 made threes per game.
  • Walker (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Tulane while Kevin Cross (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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