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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Arkansas Razorbacks in Battle with Houston Cougars

The Arkansas Razorbacks hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Health and PE Arena against the Houston Cougars.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Arkansas Razorbacks vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sport a record of 5-1 and 1-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Arkansas Razorbacks have 5-1 and 4-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Houston Cougars and 4-2 for the Arkansas Razorbacks.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 140-ranked Houston Cougars and the No. 43-rated Arkansas Razorbacks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Arkansas is ranked No. 140 in NCAA basketball at 37 per game. Contrast that with Houston's No. 39 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 104-ranked team in the country at 8.17 per game, while Arkansas rates No. 111 at 8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arkansas cruised to victory on Sunday, running Connecticut out of the gym and running up a 102-67 score at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter.

The Cougars grabbed a 75-66 win over the Privateers on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Rob Gray Jr. at Health and PE Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Arkansas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Arkansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas's last 5 games
  • Arkansas is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arkansas home to Colorado State, Tuesday, December 5th
Houston at Fairfield, Wednesday, December 6th