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Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars 01/20/2021 NCAAB Previews, Picks & Game Analysis

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Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars 01-20-2021 NCAAB Previews Picks & Game Analysis

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars 01/20/2021 – The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will take the road to Houston as they square-off against Houston Cougars from Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane won five of their seven conference games and are holding an 8-4 overall record. The Golden Hurricane is ahead of SMU Mustangs and is trailing Wichita State in the second spot. Houston won six of their seven conference games and are 11-1 with their overall play. The Cougars are doing their best to stay ahead of Wichita State and they are all set to take out the Hurricane with the college basketball betting trends in their favor.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars 01/20/2021

When: Wednesday, January 20, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas
TV: ESPN+
Stream: Sofascore

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars 01/20/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Tulsa Golden Hurricane +12 (-110) 122.5 o (-110) +650
Houston Cougars -12 (-110) 122.5 u (-110) -1000
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Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Tulsa Golden Hurricane came off a close victory against Memphis Tigers in their last game. This team scored 58 and gave up 57 in return. Tulsa is two games ahead of the Mustangs, but their biggest challenge is Wichita and Houston. Overall, they are shooting at 45.1 percent from their field goal attempts with an average of close to 68 points per game. From their defensive end, Tulsa is allowing close to 61 points to opponents. The Golden Hurricane will need their best defensive skills to prevent the Cougars from scoring in this game.

Players to watch: B. Rachal G (GP 12 MIN 29.8 PTS 14.6 REB 7.2 AST 2.1 STL 1.1 BLK 1 TO 2.6 FG% 46.3 FT% 77.3 3P% 36.2), E. Joiner G (GP 11 MIN 30.1 PTS 9.8 REB 5.1 AST 3.8 STL 0.7 BLK 0.1 TO 1.9 FG% 48.1 FT% 67.6 3P% 28.1), R. Idowu F (GP 12 MIN 22.7 PTS 8.5 REB 4.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 0.2 TO 1.4 FG% 56 FT% 47.4 3P% 0).

Houston Cougars

Houston Cougars will enter this game riding a four-game winning streak. The Cougars had just one defeat this season against the Golden Hurricanes last year. Houston almost won, but they ended up settling with a final score of 65-64. The Cougars have an impressive defense that is allowing close to 57 points to opponents. In their last outing, they smashed UCF Knights with a final score of 75-58. Houston is shooting at 41 percent from their field goal attempts and they are touching an average of close to 74 points per game.

Players to watch: Q. Grimes G (GP 12 MIN 33.3 PTS 17.8 REB 6.5 AST 2 STL 1.4 BLK 0.2 TO 2.2 FG% 37.6 FT% 83.1 3P% 34.5), M. Sasser G (GP 10 MIN 32.2 PTS 15.5 REB 2.2 AST 2 STL 1.1 BLK 0 TO 1.5 FG% 40 FT% 86.4 3P% 37.2), C. Mills G (GP 4 MIN 19 PTS 9.8 REB 1.3 AST 0.3 STL 1.3 BLK 0 TO 1.5 FG% 44.8 FT% 100 3P% 25).

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars Betting Predictions

Trends

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Tulsa is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa’s last 7 games.
Tulsa is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games.
Golden Hurricane is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Houston.
Tulsa is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against Houston.

Houston Cougars

Houston is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games.
Houston is 12-1 SU in their last 13 games.
Houston is 18-0 SU in their last 18 games at home.
Cougars are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars Betting Picks

Houston will make sure to make up for their last defeat against Tulsa. The Cougars will hold the key to this game with the 2021 sportsbook websites in their favor. Back the Cougars to win and cover the spread.

Moneyline: The ML allocated for Tulsa is +650 and the ML allocated for Houston is -1000.

Spread: A spread of +10 (-110) is set for the Golden Hurricane and a spread of -12 (-110) is set for the Cougars.

Totals: The total will go over 122.5 (-110) for Tulsa and the same will go under for Houston.

Score Prediction: 67-60, Cougars win.