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Tulane vs. Houston - 2/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Houston at Tulane
Date & Time Sunday February 17, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)
Location
Devlin Fieldhouse
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Line
The Line: Tulane +18 -- Over/Under: 137.5
TV Channel
CBSSN
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NCAA BB | Houston at Tulane
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The Houston Cougars and Tulane Green Wave meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Devlin Fieldhouse.

The Houston Cougars look for another win to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Houston Cougars are averaging 75 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 60.8 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Corey Davis Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and 2.9 assists while Armoni Brooks is averaging 13.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Galen Robinson Jr. is dishing 5.2 assists and Dejon Jarreau is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars have won their last five road games.

The Tulane Green Wave are still looking for their first victory since December 17. The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 66.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Caleb Daniels is averaging 15.5 points and three assists while Samir Sehic is averaging 11.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. Jordan Cornish is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Zhang is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Tulane Green Wave are shooting 30.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tulane Green Wave are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Tulane Green Wave have lost their last five home games.

The Cougars are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games, 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. American Athletic Conference and 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Green Wave are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. The Cougars are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Tulane and the road team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Green Wave last 4 overall. The under is 7-3 in Cougars last 10 road games.

The Houston Cougars have really flexed their muscle during their nine-game winning streak and beat Tulane last year by 31 points. The Tulane Green Wave have shown very little progress during this losing stretch, but they're losing at home by an average of just 5.5 points, so it's not like they don't compete sometimes. Also, Tulane is 7-4 ATS at home this season. This is the Tulane's season, as there's nothing left to play for at this point. If the Green Wave can't get up for this one, they can't get up for anything. I'll take a shot with the boatload of points.

Pick:
Tulane +18

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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