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South Florida Bulls Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Houston Cougars

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Houston Cougars vs South Florida Bulls battle Saturday at Sun Dome as the Bulls look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars opened as -12.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Houston Cougars vs South Florida Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The South Florida Bulls are 6-6 so far on the season, and 4-7 ATS vs the number. The Houston Cougars, meanwhile, are 11-3 and 5-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen South Florida go 5-6 and the Houston Cougars go 3-6 on betting totals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 270 (South Florida) and the No. 109 (Houston) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up South Florida's No. 232 nationally ranked offense (68.17 points per game) against a Houston Cougars defense that sits as the No. 28 at 63.07 PPG. The South Florida Bulls have been averaging 44.86% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (48.72% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rob Gray Jr. scored 20 points leading the Cougars to a 62-46 victory over Connecticut at XL Center on Wednesday.

The Bulls got 18 points from Geno Thorpe, but it was East Carolina that prevailed in a 60-49 final on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing South Florida
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing South Florida
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Florida
  • South Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • South Florida is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • South Florida is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • South Florida is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Tulsa, Wednesday, January 4th
South Florida at Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 7th

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