Houston vs Tulane Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 22 (Cougars Route Green Wave in AAC Action)

Devon Platana
Houston vs Tulane prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Houston vs Tulane prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Tony Gutierrez

Houston vs Tulane Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 1 Houston (25-2, 13-1 AAC) vs. Tulane (17-7, 10-3 AAC)
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Fertitta Center -- Houston, Texas
  • Coverage: ESPNU

The No. 1 Houston Cougars and Tulane Green Wave put their respective winning streaks on the line when they collide in an AAC college basketball showdown on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Houston has maintained its spot as the nation's top team due to a seven-game winning streak, most recently picking up a 72-64 win over Memphis on Sunday. On the other hand, Tulane extended its winning streak to five games with an 84-66 blowout victory against South Florida.

So, which streak will still be intact after the dust settles at Fertitta Center?

Houston vs Tulane Odds & Spread

Houston enters this contest as the heavy home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 146.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Houston vs Tulane Betting Trends

  • Houston's record against the spread is 16-11-0.
  • The Cougars have an ATS record of 10-8 as 13.5-point favorites or greater.
  • There have been 13 Houston's games (out of 27) that went over the total this season.
  • Tulane has covered the spread 12 times in 24 games.
  • Tulane has seen 15 of its 24 games hit the over.
Houston Rank Houston AVG Tulane AVG Tulane Rank
89th 75.6 Points Scored 82.3 10th
1st 55.7 Points Allowed 75.3 321st
22nd 35.8 Rebounds 30 277th
11th 11.4 Off. Rebounds 4.8 363rd
120th 7.9 3pt Made 7.6 156th
68th 14.8 Assists 16 22nd
5th 9.2 Turnovers 10.5 42nd

Houston vs Tulane Prediction & Pick

The three guarantees in life are death, taxes and Houston dominating Tulane. The Cougars have won 10 straight games against their AAC rivals, outscoring the Green Wave by an average of 21.3 points. On top of that, Houston won its last six games against Tulane at Fertitta Center.

At the end of the day, Tulane's winning streak stems from victories against weaker teams. The Green Wave lost their only game against a ranked opponent this season, which also happened to be the Cougars. Considering how the outcome was an 80-60 loss to Tulane in its own arena, I don't see the outcome being any different now that Houston has the home-court advantage.

With the No. 1 scoring defense in the nation on its side, expect Houston to add to its win total tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Houston: 78 | Tulane: 61

Houston vs Tulane Best Bet

After Houston absolutely dominated Tulane in their last collision, I fully expect a similar effort tonight. The Cougars have covered the spread in six of their last seven games against the Green Wave. Furthermore, Houston won five of those games by at least a 15-point margin.

With the Cougars beating the Green Wave by an average of 18 points in their last six meetings at Fertitta Center, it's clear that backing Houston on the spread is the best bet.

Bet: Houston -14.5 (-120)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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