It’s a matchup of two AAC teams that each have an unexpected loss so far this season when the Tulane Green Wave take on the Houston Cougars in the conference opener for both schools.
Both TU head coach Willie Fritz and UH’s Dana Holgorsen could use a victory to appease some fan bases that might be a bit on edge about their presence. But we’ll deep dive both teams here, and make a pick for the game!
Tulane: 50 overall, 59 offense, 51 defense
Houston: 60 overall, 28 offense, 99 defense
RB Cameron Carroll - questionable (leg)
RB Brandon Campbell - probable (ankle)
Against The Spread
Tulane: 3-1 ATS
Houston: 2-2 ATS
Tulane: Over 1-3
Houston: Over 4-0
Returning Talent from 247Sports
Tulane: 74 overall, 3 offense, 71 defense
Houston: 71 overall, 46 offense, 95 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Houston -2.5
Moneyline: Houston -140, Tulane +120
Opening line: Houston -1
Opening total: 55
While Clayton isn’t a world-beater, he’s simply got more weapons at his disposal than Michael Pratt does in this one. And where Houston’s defense lacks is in keeping up with elite speed, which is a spot that the Green Wave lack. UH has had fights on the sidelines, tons of terrible penalties, and looks extremely undisciplined overall. But at home, they still have enough horses to beat a scrappy-but-not-great team at home.
But if this was in New Orleans on a short week, we’d be going the other way of course.
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