Houston Cougars vs. Tulane Green Wave: 3/12/2021 AAC Tournament Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on March 12, 2021

The No. 10 seed Tulane Green Wave (10-12) are 17.5-point underdogs in their AAC Tournament quarterfinals matchup against the No. 2 seed Houston Cougars (21-3) on Friday at Dickies Arena, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The winner moves one step closer to the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

Houston vs Tulane Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -17.5 -110 -110 132 -106 -116 -2200 1100

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Total Facts

  • The Cougars and their opponents have scored more than 132 points in 58.3% of their outings this season (14 of 24 opportunities).
  • Tulane and its opponents have combined to score more than 132 points in 45.5% of their matchups this year (10 of 22 opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 9.7 more points per game (141.7) than this game’s total of 132 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 8.4 less points per game (123.6) than this matchup’s over/under of 132 points.
  • The Cougars average point total in matchups this season is 134.8, 2.8 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average total in Green Wave games this year is 1.5 less points than the point total of 132 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Cougars average 11.2 more points per game (77.2) than the Green Wave allow (66).
  • Houston is 14-0 against the spread and 19-1 overall when scoring more than 66 points.
  • Tulane has a 1-4 record against the spread and a 0-5 record overall when allowing more than 77.2 points.
  • The Green Wave put up an average of 64.5 points per game, 6.9 more points than the 57.6 the Cougars give up to opponents.
  • Tulane is 10-8 overall and 11-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 57.6 points.
  • Houston is 2-3 against the spread and 2-3 overall when it gives up more than 64.5 points.
  • The Cougars have totaled 470 more points than their opponents this season (19.6 per game on average), while the Green Wave have been out-scored by 34 total points (1.5 per game average differential).

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Houston Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Houston has been strong this season, posting a 16-7 record.
  • When favored by at least 17.5 points, the Cougars have fared well against the spread, compiling a 2-1 record.
  • Houston and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 11 of 23 games this season (47.8%).

Tulane Betting Information

  • The Green Wave have a 12-10 record against the spread, covering in 54.5% of their matchups.
  • When they are at least 17.5-point underdogs, the Green Wave have a record ATS of 0-1.
  • In the majority of Green Wave games this season, the teams have not hit the over (9 out of 22 games, 40.9%).

Head to Head

Houston vs Tulane (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/28/2021 Houston -15.5 126.5 -2500 +1025 Regular Season 83-60 UH
1/9/2021 Houston -17 128.5 -3355 +1225 Regular Season 71-50 UH
2/6/2020 Houston -16.5 136.5 -2579 +1072 Regular Season 75-62 UH
2/17/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-50 UH

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Houston Leaders

  • Quentin Grimes leads the Cougars in scoring, tallying 17.9 points per game to go with 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists.
  • Houston’s leading rebounder is Justin Gorham averaging 9.4 boards per game and its best passer is DeJon Jarreau and his 4.1 assists per game.
  • The Cougars get the most three-point shooting production out of Grimes, who knocks down 3.1 threes per game.
  • The Houston steals leader is Jarreau, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Brison Gresham, who compiles 1.6 rejections per contest.

Tulane Leaders

  • The Green Wave’s leader in scoring and rebounding is Jaylen Forbes with 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
  • Jordan Walker dishes out 4.4 assists per game, the most assists on the Green Wave.
  • Forbes provides the bulk of the Green Wave’s three-point shooting production. He hits 2.5 threes per game to lead the team.
  • The Green Wave’s leader in steals is Walker with 1.7 per game, and Kevin Cross is their leader in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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