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CBI Tournament - Houston Cougars vs Texas Longhorns Preview

Texas LonghornsHouston Cougars
March 20, 9:00 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Texas Longhorns vs Houston Cougars Odds

16-17TEAM RECORD19-12

Houston looks to cover the Cougars-Longhorns pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 19-12 mark when they host Texas in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Longhorns have watched them go 16-17 and 16-14-1 ATS on the year, while the Cougars are at 19-12 and 11-10-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cougars are 16-6, while the Longhorns have a 17-14 mark.

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Betting Line:
The Longhorns were listed as 1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cougars - Longhorns odds would favor the Longhorns if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 130 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 75. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-70 win for the Cougars.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston has the nation's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 78.1 PPG. The visiting Longhorns defense ranks No. 146 allowing on average 65.4 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 46.6% so far, more than the Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Texas features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 66-49 loser as they battled Kansas State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Longhorns endured a 66-49 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Julien Lewis at Sprint Center.

Houston was an 80-69 loser in its last match on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured an 80-69 loss at the hands of the Miners on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from TaShawn Thomas at BOK Center.

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Kansas State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Texas El Paso are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Longhorns at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 10 games on the road
Texas is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Texas is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 12 games
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games at home