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Houston Cougars vs Central Florida Knights Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The Houston Cougars will hit the floor running against the away Central Florida Knights Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Houston Cougars to cover the point spread in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars sport a record of 16-7 and 8-10 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Central Florida Knights have 14-7 and 8-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-11 for the Houston Cougars and 9-7 for the Central Florida Knights.

The Cougars - Knights odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 81 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Florida is at No. 98.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Central Florida is ranked No. 2 in NCAA basketball at 43.43 per game. Contrast that with Houston's No. 166 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 85-ranked team in the country at 8.17 per game, while Central Florida rates No. 184 at 6.76 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Knights got 23 points from B.J. Taylor, but it was Tulsa that prevailed in a 77-66 final on Saturday at Reynolds Center.

Houston got 20 points and 20 rebounds from Damyean Dotson en route to a 79-66 victory over Temple on Saturday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
  • Central Florida is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Central Florida's last 5 games
  • Central Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Florida home to Memphis, Saturday, February 4th
Houston at Tulane, Wednesday, February 8th