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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Houston Cougars in Battle with Rhode Island Rams

The Houston Cougars will try to cover the point spread at Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday when they get a visit from the Rhode Island Rams in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Houston sat as -4-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Rhode Island Rams vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Rhode Island Rams will look to cover the spread vs the Houston Cougars on Saturday, as the Rams are 4-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 3-3 ATS. Rhode Island is 4-5 against the total, while Houston is 2-4 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 28-rated Rhode Island Rams taking on the No. 73-rated Houston Cougars in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Rhode Island is ranked No. 182 in NCAA basketball at 35.71 per game. Contrast that with Houston's No. 155 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 87-ranked team in the country at 8.33 per game, while Rhode Island rates No. 220 at 5.89 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

E.C. Matthews scored 15 points leading the Rams to a 51-39 victory over Old Dominion at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Tuesday.

The Cougars endured a 84-72 loss at the hands of the Razorbacks on Tuesday, despite a 22-point effort from Rob Gray Jr. at Bud Walton Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Rhode Island is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Rhode Island is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games
  • Rhode Island is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Rhode Island home to Holy Cross, Sunday, December 18th
Houston at UTRGV, Saturday, December 17th

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