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Connecticut Huskies take on Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting

Connecticut Huskies

vs

Houston Cougars
Sunday, February 01, 2015 3:00 PM ET
Hofheinz Pavilion

Connecticut takes to the basketball court against Houston on Sunday, hoping to send the Cougars to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the Connecticut Huskies before tip-off in this one found them as -8-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars currently sport a 8-12 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-12 ATS. The Connecticut Huskies are 11-8 and 7-12 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Houston Cougars produce a 5-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Connecticut Huskies have gone 9-8 against the totals betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 255-ranked Houston Cougars and the No. 130-rated Connecticut Huskies in this matchup.

How Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Connecticut is ranked No. 148 in NCAA basketball at 34.53 per game. Contrast that with Houston's No. 103 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 19-ranked team in the country at 8.35 per game, while Connecticut rates No. 165 at 5.84 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Connecticut got 22 points from Ryan Boatright but lost anyway, 70-58, to Cincinnati on Thursday at Fifth Third Arena.

The Cougars got 14 points from Mikhail McLean as Houston ran past Rice 59-48 on Wednesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Betting Odds Trends

Connecticut is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games
Connecticut is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Houston is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Houston is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
Houston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut home to East Carolina, Wednesday, February 4th
Houston at Tulsa, Thursday, February 5th

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