Tulane at Houston: 3/12/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Houston Cougars (21-3) vs Tulane Green Wave (10-12)
Game Info: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Dickies Arena)
Betting Odds: Houston Cougars -18 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tulane Green Wave and Houston Cougars face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Dickies Arena
These two teams faced off twice this year and it was Tulanethat came away with two wins and two covers of the spread. .
The Tulane Green Wave had to pull off the upset of Tulsa in the first game of the tournament to make it to this game. Tulane outscored Tulsa 40-29 in the second half to come away with the victory. Overall Tulane sits with a 10-12 record overall and they had lost four games in a row. Tulane is averaging 64.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 66 points per game. Tulane is shooting 38.4 percent from the field but only 30 percent from deep and in this game they need to find a way to keep the offense going.
On the other side of this matchup is the Houston Cougars who sit with a 21-3 record overall but they have won four games in a row. In the last game against Memphis though,there were some struggles that weren’t expected and they only won by three points. Houston is shooting 75.7 points per game while their defense is giving up 58.1 points per game. Houston is shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 35 percent from behind the three point line. Quentin Grimes has been the best player for Houston averaging 17.9 points while shooting 40.1 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the three point line.
Tulane is going to struggle to score in this game and that will be the difference from early on. Look for Houston to run up the score, Tulane si going to have no chance to keep up and this one will be a blowout early. Back Houston against the spread.