Houston Cougars vs Texas Southern Tigers in college hoops odds

Texas Southern TigersHouston Cougars
Dec 8, 6:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Texas Southern Tigers vs Houston Cougars Odds

1-7TEAM RECORD6-2

Houston looks to cover the Cougars-Tigers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host Texas Southern in college basketball wagering action.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 2-1 ATS. Texas Southern is 0-0 on the totals; Houston is 1-2.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 297-rated Texas Southern taking on the No. 169-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 82-55 win for the Cougars on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Tigers is ranked No. 200 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Houston’s No. 17 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 240-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while Texas Southern rates No. 47 at 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Texas Southern features the nation's No. 283-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.8 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas Southern was a 74-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego State. Texas Southern suffered a 74-62 loss against San Diego State on Monday, getting 15 points from Omar Strong in a losing effort at Viejas Arena.

Houston was a 54-48 winner in their most recent outing on the road against TCU. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Houston earned a 54-48 victory over TCU on Tuesday, getting 19 points from TaShawn Thomas at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 2-1
After playing TCU are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Cougars trends to consider:
Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Houston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Texas Southern home to CS Fullerton, Sunday, December 16
Houston home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, December 15