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Houston Cougars face TCU Horned Frogs: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Houston CougarsTCU Horned Frogs
Dec 4, 9:00 PM | Daniel-Meyer Coliseum

Houston Cougars vs TCU Horned Frogs Odds

5-2TEAM RECORD6-2

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the TCU Horned Frogs try to run the Houston Cougars off the court at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum in college hoops action.

TCU battles the Cougars, currently sitting with a 5-2 mark (1-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Horned Frogs and 1-1 for the Cougars.

View Houston vs TCU Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
TCU opened as 4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Horned Frogs, most recently No. 112 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 169 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-68 victory for the Cougars.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cougars rank No. 18 in NCAA Division 1 with 42.3 per game. That compares with TCU’s No. 254 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where TCU is college basketball's No. 346-ranked team at 2.4 per game, while the Cougars rate No. 179 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston owns the country's No. 268-rated mark, allowing 77 points per game on the highway. TCU, on the other hand, rates No. 313 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Houston was a 70-59 loser at home against Texas A&M. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars got 16 points from J.J. Thompson, but it was Texas A&M that prevailed in a 70-59 final on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

TCU was a 61-52 winner in its last match at home against Southern Utah. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Horned Frogs grabbed a 61-52 win over the Thunderbirds on Thursday, behind a 21-point effort from Kyan Anderson at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas Southern are 2-3
After playing Texas A&M are 4-0
After a loss are 3-7

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tulsa are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Cougars at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against TCU
Houston is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
TCU is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
TCU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
TCU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Houston
TCU is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Houston

Next up:
Houston home to Texas Southern, Saturday, December 8
TCU at Tulsa, Saturday, December 8