Houston Cougars at Tulsa Golden Hurricane ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Houston Cougars (12-3, 2-0 AAC) and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-6, 1-1 AAC) go head-to-head at Donald Reynolds Center. The Cougars will attempt to lengthen their six-game winning streak. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.

Houston Cougars at Tulsa Golden Hurricane ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Golden Hurricane got blown out by the Cincinnati Bearcats, 75-44, while the Cougars were victorious over the Temple Owls, 78-74.

Houston’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Cougars had 23 offensive rebounds and 54 total rebounds, while the Owls had eight and 32, respectively. Tulsa, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.102 vs. 0.081). Tulsa was led by Jeriah Horne, who put up eight points and six rebounds. Nate Hinton had a good outing for Houston, finishing with 10 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.

The Cougars dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in both games. In the most recent contest, Houston won 77-65. Houston out-rebounded Tulsa. The Cougars had 16 offensive rebounds and 49 total rebounds, while the Golden Hurricane had three and 24, respectively. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

Houston appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Cougars currently rank 11th in offensive efficiency, while Tulsa ranks 135th in defensive efficiency.

Houston Cougars at Tulsa Golden Hurricane ATS Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Houston, ATS Winner – Houston, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Tulsa ranks 46th in steals per game (8.2) while Houston ranks 213th (4.7).
  • The Cougars rank 135th in three pointers allowed per game (22.0) while the Golden Hurricane rank 242nd (26.3).
  • Houston averages 14.1 assists per game, which ranks 96th in the country. Tulsa ranks 133rd in assists allowed per game (12.9).
  • The Cougars average 43.7 rebounds per game, which ranks second in the nation. The Golden Hurricane rank 169th in rebounds allowed per game (36.3).
  • Houston ranks 14th in blocks per game (5.7) while Tulsa ranks 148th (2.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Golden Hurricane have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (1.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 79.4 points per game (12.3 above their season average).
  • The Cougars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 11.8, up from 10.7 for the season.