Free Week 7 Prediction: Golden Hurricane vs Cougars Odds
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(4-1) Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Houston Cougars (5-1)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 7:00 pm EST
Venue: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Houston -20
NCAA Betting Total: 70
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After starting the season 5-0, the Houston Cougars suffered their first loss of the season last week in a nail biter with Navy.
They will look to pull things together and get back on a winning streak this week when they host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at TDECU Stadium.
The Golden Hurricane will be arriving in Houston with their heads held high after coming away with a 43-40 victory over SMU last week in overtime.
The Cougars lead the all time series between these two schools 22-18, including a 38-24 win last season.
The Houston Cougars had done enough to be ranked 5th in the country and were staring down a spot in the playoff picture, and then the tank hit empty last week against Navy and they lost 46-40.
They were highly favored to win the game and the loss was able to take everyone by surprise.
Houston was able to accumulate over 100 yards more than Navy, but the 306 yards they gave up against the run was enough to push Navy over the top.
Despite the fiasco last week, the Cougar defense still comes into the game with the 4th best run defense in the country.
Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. was his typical self last week, throwing the ball for 359 yards and finding the endzone three times through the air and running for one to go along with his 94 rushing yards.
The only difference is he also threw two of his four interceptions for the year last week and they couldn’t have come at a worse time.
The Cougars are coming into the game with the 10th best scoring offense in the country, putting up an average of 43.5 points per game.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have needed every bit of four quarters plus overtime play in order to come away with victories in each of their last two games.
In their game last week against SMU, the score went back and forth the entire game until the Golden Hurricane were eventually able to come away on top 43-40.
Tulsa gained a total of 562 yards and 34 first downs in the game, but their defense couldn’t keep the Mustangs from answering every time they put points up on the board.
Running back D’Angelo Brewer took on the role of work hoarse last week with a touchdown and 182 yards on the ground last week.
He has rushed for a total of 434 total yards in the last two contest, but things will be a little more difficult against the defense of Houston.
Tulsa has been solid with the ball this season and are averaging 39.4 points a game, but they have not played against a defense like they will this week.
They may need to throw the ball a little more against the cougars, but that wouldn’t exactly be a bad thing.
The real problem for the Golden Hurricane will be on the defensive side of the ball.
They currently give up an average of 32 points per game and will be going up an offense that will be out to prove they are better than they played last week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Houston is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games.
- The Cougars are 4-1 against the spread in their previous 5 games at home.
- The total has gone under in 6 of Houston’s last 8 home games.
- The total has gone under in 4 of the last 5 games between Tulsa and Houston.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Prediction
The chances of the Houston Cougars making the playoffs is extremely unlikely now with a loss to Navy, but the Cougars have a lot to prove and I look for them to win out through the remainder of their schedule, with the exception of maybe the Louisville game.
I look for Houston to get back on track this week and they need to win by as many points as they possibly can every week the rest of the way out.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Houston -20
Ward and his aerial assault will be too much for the Tulsa defense and the Golden Hurricane will be left behind early in this one. Not only will the Cougars cover the spread, they will also be able to run the total over 70.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Tulsa 28 – Houston 55
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