Tulane at Houston Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 11/3/2014
Saturday, November 8, 2014
John O'Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium in Houston
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On Saturday afternoon, the Tulane Green Wave (2-6) will be going on the road to face the Houston Cougars (5-3), who have the fifth-best defense in the country right now. Houston and Tulane are currently first and eighth in the American Athletic Conference, respectively.
Last Friday, Tulane lost their second straight game when they were beaten 38-14 by Cincinnati. They were just 3-for-13 on third down opportunities in that loss, and their defense gave up 479 yards.
Tulane has one of the worst scoring offenses in the nation this season, scoring just 18.1 points per game against their opponents. Running back Sherman Badie has been their best offensive player by rushing for 595 yards with three touchdowns. Quarterback Tanner Lee has 1,119 passing yards this season with nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Houston won their third game in a row last Saturday when they easily beat South Florida 27-3 on the road. They were able to rush for 217 yards in that win and they held South Florida's offense to just 222 total yards.
Through eight games, the Cougars are ranked fifth in the nation in points against after only giving up 16 points per game. Running back Kenneth Farrow has been able to rush for 549 yards this year with five touchdowns. Wide receiver Deontay Greenberry has 39 receptions for 466 yards and three scores.
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
Tulane Green Wave are 3-5-0 Against the Spread
Tulane Green Wave are 4-4-0 against the Over/Under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
Houston Cougars are 5-3-0 Against the Spread
Houston Cougars are 1-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tulane Green Wave
10/31/14 WR Xavier Rush Knee out for season
10/08/14 LB Zachery Harris Knee out for season
09/18/14 WR Devin Boutte Personal out indefinitely
08/28/14 DL Eric Bell Suspension out indefinitely
08/26/14 RB Rob Kelley Academics out indefinitely
08/23/14 WR Marc Edwards Appendix out indefinitely
10/17/14 WR Shane Ros Undisclosed out for season
10/14/14 LB Derrick Mathews Knee out for season
10/14/14 CB Lee Hightower Leg out for season
10/11/14 WR Daniel Spencer Knee out for season
09/30/14 DE Eric Braswell Knee out for season
09/30/14 OT Zach Johnson Knee out for season
08/29/14 WR John Leday Leg out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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