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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Houston Cougars in Battle with Central Florida Knights

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

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Central Florida Knights were listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Central Florida Knights vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston Cougars battles the Central Florida Knights, currently sitting with a 11-11 mark (15-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 10-9 for the Houston Cougars and 9-12 for the Central Florida Knights.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Houston Cougars at No. 147 and the Central Florida Knights at No. 254 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Central Florida Knights rank No. 49 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.14 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 64 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 125-ranked team at 7.12 per game, while the Central Florida Knights rate No. 126 with 7.09 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Knights got 24 points from Matt Williams, but it was Cincinnati that prevailed in a 69-51 final on Tuesday at CFE Federal Credit Union Arena.

The Cougars used a 34-point performance from Devonta Pollard to help Houston smack Memphis 98-90 on Wednesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Central Florida is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Central Florida's last 7 games
  • Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Houston is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Central Florida at Memphis, Wednesday, February 17th
Houston at Tulane, Wednesday, February 17th