Tulsa vs. Houston - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Houston Cougars (3-7) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-7)
College Football: Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -4 -- Over/Under:
The Houston Cougars and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Saturday in week 13 college football action at Chapman Stadium.
The Houston Cougars need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Houston Cougars have lost three of their last five road games. Clayton Tune is completing 56.8 percent of his passes for 1,051 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. D’Eriq King and Tune have combined for 13 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Marquez Stevenson and Jeremy Singleton have combined for 1,086 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Tre'von Bradley has 11 receptions. The Houston Cougars ground game is averaging 199.3 yards per contest, and Kyle Porter leads the way with 548 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Houston is allowing 33.8 points and 467.6 yards per game. Grant Stuard leads the Houston Cougars with 81 tackles, David Anenih has five sacks and Shaun Lewis has one interception.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have lost three of their last five home games. Zach Smith is completing 55.4 percent of his passes for 2,567 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Smith has four touchdown passes and two interceptions in his last five games. Keylon Stokes and Sam Crawford Jr. have combined for 1,402 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Keenen Johnson has 37 receptions. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane ground game is averaging 132.3 yards per contest, and Shamari Brooks leads the way with 822 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Tulsa is allowing 32.8 points and 412.3 yards per game. Cooper Edmiston leads the Tulsa Golden Hurricane with 86 tackles, Trevis Gipson has seven sacks and Reggie Robinson II has four interceptions.
The Cougars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games on fieldturf and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss. The Golden Hurricane are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 3-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS win. The Cougars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the road team is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The under is 19-9 in Golden Hurricane last 28 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Cougars last 7 games overall.
The Houston Cougars are 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a road underdog. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a home favorite. The Houston Cougars defense has fallen apart during their three-game losing streak and it really puts an offense with a backup quarterback in a tough spot. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have issues of their own, but they just snagged a big win over UCF and will enjoy senior day with their 16 seniors on this roster. In a battle of two teams going nowhere, it's the little things that provide motivation for a victory. I'll lay the small chalk with Tulsa at home.