The Tulane Green Wave run up against the top-ranked team in the nation on Tuesday when they host the No. 1 Houston Cougars. The Cougars are the only team in the AAC without a conference loss, and they’d like to keep it that way on Tuesday at Tulane. With an 0-9 losing streak against Houston, the Green Wave will have an uphill battle at home.
Let’s check the latest college basketball odds, stats, injury reports and college basketball lines for Houston vs Tulane. We’ve plenty of NCAA basketball odds for you to consider.
Houston Unbeaten in ACC Play
The Houston Cougars have been a force over the first couple of months of the NCAAB season with just one loss, to No. 8 Alabama. Since then, the Cougars have gone on an eight-game tear while shredding any AAC opponent that comes their way.
Their latest victim, the South Florida Bulls, fell 83-77 on Wednesday, with guard Marcus Sasser leading all scorers with 31 points while shooting 6-for-12 from downtown. The Cougars’ leading scorer is averaging 16.6 points. Forward Jarace Walker (10.4) and guard Tramon Mark (10.2) also average double-digit scoring.
But it’s Houston’s No. 1-ranked scoring defense that is the real star of this team. Houston allows a league-low 52.9 points per game and leads the nation in scoring margin at -23.1.
The Cougars are also a solid team to wager on, with a 5-2 record against the spread in their previous seven games. On the road, they are a perfect 4-0 ATS.
Tulane Looking to Spring Upset
Tulane boasts the nation’s No. 12-ranked scoring offense, so don’t count the Green Wave out right off the bat. Instead, count them out when you see that their defense ranks 265th with an average of 73.8 PPG. While the Green Wave may keep up for a while on offense, their defense will get ripped apart by Houston’s offense.
The Green Wave is also one of the worst rebounding teams in the division with an average of 32.7 boards per game.
But, as 11-point underdogs, can the Green Wave keep this game close enough to cover?
Tough call. While Tulane only has seven ATS wins, five of those seven came in its previous five games. Tulsa hasn’t missed a spread since late December and is 5-1 ATS in conference games.
Houston vs Tulane Game Injuries
Houston vs Tulane Head-to-Head
Houston and Tulane played three times during the calendar year of 2022 and Houston won all three, covering twice. Tulane hasn’t beaten Houston outright since 2018 and is 3-17 straight up since 2018.
Houston vs Tulane Game Information
- Game: Houston (17-1, 5-0 AAC) vs Tulane (12-5, 5-1)
- Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse, New Orleans, LA
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Houston vs Tulane Live Stream: TBS.com
Houston vs Tulane Betting Lines
Houston vs Tulane Picks & Prediction
We do not doubt that Houston will prevail on Tuesday on the road. However, with an 11-point spread, we like Tulane to keep things within double digits and cover this game as sizable home underdogs.
Houston is listed at -600 in our Vegas NCAAB lines. If you wager $100 on Houston, you can win $17. Tulane is +450, offering a chance to win $450 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Houston an 85.71% chance to win, with Tulane at 18.18%.