Houston vs. Tulane Odds & Sharp Report: How Pro Are Betting Spread, Over/Under

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  • Sharp bettors are playing both the spread and total in tonight's Houston vs. Tulane matchup (8 p.m. ET, ESPN).
  • The Action Network's tools reveal which numbers the pros have been buying over the past few days.

The past two days have not been the most exciting for sports bettors. Now that September has rolled around, nights without football seem a whole lot emptier.

But just because there was no actual football action on Tuesday and Wednesday, doesn’t mean there was no action in the football betting market. In fact, the action on tonight’s Houston-Tulane matchup over the course of the week has been plentiful, and more importantly, sharp.

Odds below as of Thursday at 9 a.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).

Houston vs. Tulane Betting Odds, Sharp Report

8 p.m. ET | ESPN

  • Spread: Tulane -5
  • Over/under: 57.5

It’s not often that a short home favorite becomes the unpopular side in the betting market — especially in a lone Thursday night game that should draw plenty of public bettors — but that’s exactly what we’ve got with Tulane tonight.

The Green Wave are are attracting just 33% of bettors, but after opening as a field-goal favorite, they’re up to -5.

By itself, that reverse line movement should serve as a pretty good indication that sharps are laying the points with Tulane, which is made even more apparent by the fact that oddsmakers were convinced to move the spread off the key number of -3.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals — which track and record instances of professional action — have triggered three moves on Tulane at -4, and a most recent move at -5. It took until the line reached -5.5 for there to finally be a sprinkle of sharp buyback (one signal) on Houston, which landed the market at the current number.

A very similar situation is going down on the over/under. After opening as high as 62, the number now sits at a consensus 57.5. That line fall has come despite only 39% of bets on the under.

Three Bet Signals hit the under from Sunday into Monday, which sent the total down to 56, and once again, the significant move was finally roadblocked by a bit of sharp action (again, one signal on the over).

Has the market done its job in settling these lines, or will sharps resume their  endorsement of Tulane and the under throughout the day Thursday? The line movement over the next several hours should give us that answer.

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