Tulane at Houston Betting Preview: Will Offense or Defense Prevail?

Nov 15, 2018 10:00 AM EST

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Tulane at Houston Betting Odds

  • Odds: Houston -8
  • Over/Under: 67
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

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Houston’s defense has finally caught up to it. Following the loss of star defensive lineman Ed Oliver, the Cougars have allowed 104 total points over their pat two games, both losses to SMU and Temple.

Tulane has relied on a defense that ranks 47th in S&P+ to win three straight, allowing just 16.6 points and 5.01 yards per play over that span.

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Tulane has won three consecutive games for the first time since October 2013, which was the last season the Green Wave went to a bowl game. They opened as +11 underdogs to a 7-3 Houston team that has lost two straight.

Since 2005, teams like Tulane that have won at least two consecutive games and open as a double-digit underdog in-conference are 203-173-6 (54%) against the spread, profiting bettors 19.6 units.

When that team faces a prolific offense scoring 40 or more points per game — like Houston, which averaging 47.8 points per game this season — they are 88-66-3 (57.1%) ATS.

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