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Golden Hurricane vs Cougars Pick & Preview: NCAAF Week 13 Betting Odds

On Saturday, November 26th at 7:30 PM ET, the Houston Cougars and Tulsa Golden Hurricane at TDECU Stadium in Houston, TX. ESNU will carry the TV coverage for the game. The -12 head into this American Athletic matchup as the 12 point favorite to come away with the win. The over-under point total is currently set at 67.

Golden Hurricane vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAF
  • Teams: Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Houston Cougars
  • Where: Houston at TDECU Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, November 26th
  • Betting Odds:
  • HOU -12, TULSA +324 | HOU -439 O/U 67

Golden Hurricane Preview:

As the Golden Hurricane travel to take on the Houston Cougars, they have an overall record of 4-7. This includes going 2-5 in American Athletic action.

In their previous game, Tulsa knocked off South Florida by a score of 48-42. However, grabbing the home win, Golden Hurricane did not cover the spread, as they were 13.5 point favorites. The two team’s combined to score 90 points, surpassing the over-under betting line of 57.0. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 499 yards, with 259 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 175th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Tulsa is ranked 47th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 240 yards through the air.

Coming into this week’s game, the Tulsa offense is averaging 30.0. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Houston defense ranked 95th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Tulsa can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 140.82 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Houston defense that is vulnerable up front. So far, the Golden Hurricane are the 45th ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 269.27. This has come while throwing the ball an average of 33.73 times per contest, placing them 86th in the NCAA.

Cougars Preview:

As the Cougars travel to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, they have an overall record of 7-4. This includes going 5-2 in American Athletic action.

In their last game, Houston defeated East Carolina 42-3, despite being the 6.0 point underdogs. With their 45 combined points, the two teams remained below the over-under line of 66.5. In the loss, the team’s defense gave up a total of 315 yards, with 118 coming on the ground. So far, the team is ranked 78th in rush yards allowed per game. Currently, Houston is ranked 174th in passing yards allowed and is coming off a game in which they gave up 197 yards through the air.

Coming into this week’s game, the Houston offense is averaging 37.82. So far, big plays have been hard to come by for the unit, as they rank poorly in explosive plays in both on the ground and through the air. However, they have an opportunity to put together an above average performance vs a Tulsa defense ranked 98th in EPA. One matchup to watch in this game, is if Houston can generate some success in the run game. So far, the team is averaging 144.73 rush yards per game and have a matchup vs a Tulsa defense that is vulnerable up front. In the passing game, the Cougars will look to continue their strong play, as they are the 17th ranked team in pass yards per game at, 315.18. So far, they are 26th in pass attempts, at 38.73 per game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NCAFF Game

In terms of betting, the Golden Hurricane have an ATS record of 2-8-1. Their current over-under record sits at 6-5-0. Through their last 5 road games, Tulsa has an ATS record of just 1-4-0. However, their overall record was 1-4-0 while averaging 24.4 points per game.

In terms of betting, the Cougars have an ATS record of 4-7-0. Their current over-under record sits at 8-2-1. In their last 5 games at home, the Cougars have a straight up record of 3-2-0 while going 0-5-0 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 34.6 points per game in these contests.

Golden Hurricane vs Cougars Pick

Free Spread Prediction: Houston Cougars -12

Free Total Prediction: Over 67

 


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