Thursday night college football for week 11 features a conference USA matchup between the undefeated Houston Cougars and the Tulane Green Wave.
The college football point-spread in this game opened up with Houston as 33 point favorites, which does not come as a surprise to anyone. As expected 84% of the public money is flowing in on Houston and the line has already hit 34 points at several sportsbooks. Don’t be surprised if this number jumps 35 before the prime time kickoff.
Senior quarterback Case Keenum leads Houston and is one of the best quarterbacks in the country and he always puts up huge numbers when he takes the football field. Senior wide receiver Tyron Carrier is just one of the many talented weapons that Keenum employs in any given game. Now they face a Tulane team that they have dominated in the past.
In fact the Cougars are 4-0 against the spread in the last four games at Tulane, and 8-0 ATS in the last eight games overall. This kind of past success could actually hurt Houston in this game. Houston could be looking right pas this game as a “gimme” on the schedule.
Tulane started moving the ball in the second half of the last game, and although they lost that game, they will carry some momentum at home. They will be hosting an undefeated team on television and the fans will be out in droves to support the Green Wave.
The Cougars have had some close games on the road, and this may be another one. The problem with backing a 34 point underdog is that they are a bad team. There is no doubt that Tulane has some issues, but this is a good spot to back them and they will keep this game close.
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