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    On Friday at 7:00 PM ET, the Houston Cougars (1-2) will host the Tulane Green Wave (3-0).

    The Green Wave are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), versus the Cougars (with an over/under of 55 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Houston vs. Tulane

    • Game Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: John O’Quinn Field at TDECU Stadium
    Cougars vs Green Wave Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Cougars -2.5 -111 -110 55 -109 -112 -139 +113

    Houston Betting Insights

    • Tulane’s ATS record is 3-1-0 this year.
    • Tulane is a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 2.5 points or more this year.
    • Out of Tulane’s four games with a set total, one has hit the over (25%).

    Houston Stats & Insights

    • With 449.0 yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS, Houston has been forced to rely on its 87th-ranked offense (382.0 yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • With 38.7 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 12th-worst in the FBS, Houston has had to lean on their 65th-ranked offense (32.3 points per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • With 282.0 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS, Houston has had to rely on their 68th-ranked passing offense (248.0 passing yards per contest) to keep them competitive.
    • Houston is compiling 134.0 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 88th in the FBS. The team’s defensive unit ranks 98th, giving up 167.0 rushing yards per contest.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Houston has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 21st-best in the FBS by averaging a 50.0% third-down conversion rate. The defense ranks 86th on defense (40.5% third-down percentage allowed).
    • Houston has forced four total turnovers (84th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (61st in the FBS) for -1a turnover margin of -1, 100th-ranked in college football.

    Houston’s Best Players

    • Clayton Tune has 993 yards passing for Houston, completing 64.8% of his passes and collecting seven touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He’s also helped out on the ground with 138 rushing yards (34.5 ypg) on 45 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
    • Ta’Zhawn Henry has carried the ball 43 times for a team-high 195 yards (48.8 per game) with two scores. He has also caught 11 passes for 158 yards and one receiving touchdown.
    • Brandon Campbell has been handed the ball 36 times this year and racked up 177 yards (44.3 per game) with two touchdowns. He’s also helped out in the passing game with nine grabs for 76 yards
    • Nathaniel Dell’s leads his squad with 380 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 25 catches (out of 36 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Matthew Golden has hauled in 11 receptions for 146 yards, an average of 36.5 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Derek Parish paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has 6.0 TFL and 19 tackles.
    • Donavan Mutin is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 23 tackles and 3.0 TFL.
    • Art Green leads the team with one interception, while also collecting 18 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended.

    Tulane Betting Insights

    • Tulane is 3-1-0 against the spread this season.
    • Tulane is 1-0 against the spread so far this season when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
    • Tulane has gone over in one of four games with a set total (25%).

    Tulane Stats & Insights

    • Tulane’s defensive unit has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks fourth-best in the FBS with 220.7 total yards ceded per contest. In terms of offense, it is posting 421.0 total yards per game, which ranks 63rd.
    • Tulane ranks 41st in the FBS with 37.0 points per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks fourth-best by allowing just 6.7 points per contest.
    • Tulane’s pass defense has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks best in the FBS with 72.0 passing yards surrendered per contest. In terms of offense, it is generating 249.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 64th.
    • From an offensive perspective, Tulane is posting 171.7 rushing yards per game (61st-ranked). It ranks 78th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (148.7 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Tulane ranks 102nd in the FBS with a 33.3% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks ninth-best by surrendering a 25.0% third-down rate.
    • At -1, Tulane has the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with four forced turnovers (84th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (61st in the FBS).

    Tulane’s Best Players

    • Michael Pratt has thrown for 905 yards on 61-of-96 passing with seven touchdowns and three interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 197 yards and one rushing touchdown.
    • Tyjae Spears has rushed for 205 yards on 48 carries so far this year while scoring six times on the ground. He’s also tacked on seven catches, totaling 106 yards.
    • Shae Wyatt has collected nine catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 184 (46.0 yards per game). He’s been targeted 15 times and has one touchdown.
    • Jha’Quan Jackson has racked up 154 receiving yards (38.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns on eight receptions.
    • DeaJaun McDougle’s 10 catches (on 18 targets) have netted him 138 yards (34.5 ypg).
    • Armoni Dixon paces the team with 1.0 sack, and also has 1.0 TFL.
    • Tulane’s top-tackler, Macon Clark, has 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Corey Platt Jr. leads the team with one interception, while also collecting nine tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.
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