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How and what to watch for No. 6 Houston vs Tulane

The Cougars are back at full strength and are running through the American Conference.

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Houston Cougars forward J’Wan Roberts grabs a rebound from Tulsa Golden Hurricane guard Darien Jackson in the second half at Fertitta Center. Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Cougars are the No. 6 team from the No. 6 conference in college basketball, and they should be find a win if they can stay away from a fantastic pregame meal in New Orleans against the Tulane Green Wave tonight live on ESPN2.

UH (13-1, 8-1 AAC) enters on a six-game winning streak, with five of those wins by double digits or more. Quentin Grimes is a strong contender for AAC Player of The Year, with 17.6 points and 6.7 rebounds with 2.3 assists per game. The Coogs have the No. 3 adjusted efficiency defense in college basketball, and hold opponents to just 26.1% from three-point range, and an overall eFG of a microscopic 41.6%.

Tulane (6-4, 1-4 AAC) can’t score if locked in their gym alone, with an eFG of just 44.1% landing them 325th in Division I. The Wave haven’t played a game in 12 days, and will need a big performance out of sophomore guard Jaylen Forbes (15.2 points per game) to even keep this close. While they don’t turn it over, they’re just unable to get baskets at this level.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Houston vs. Tulane on Thursday, January 28th at 9:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Houston -17.5
Point Total: 126.5
Money line: Houston -3335, Tulane +1200

  • Houston are 5-1 ATS in their last six games, with the over coming in just twice.
  • The total has gone under in eight of Tulane’s last 10 games, and they are 5-5 ATS in that span.

The Best Bet

How is Tulane going to score?? Probably because this one will be over quickly, and the benches will empty. If Houston gets to 75, you only need 52 out of the home team for a total.

Pick: Over 126.5

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