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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Houston Cougars Underdogs vs Cincinnati Bearcats

Cincinnati takes to the basketball court against Houston on Saturday, hoping to send the Cougars to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars were listed as 3-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.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars bring a 13-3 record (6-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-2 Bearcats, who are 7-4-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Houston go 3-8 so far and the Cincinnati Bearcats go 6-6.

The Cougars - Bearcats odds would favor the Bearcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Houston is rated No. 96 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cincinnati Bearcats rank No. 56 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 39.29 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 172 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 91-ranked team at 8.19 per game, while the Cincinnati Bearcats rate No. 180 with 6.79 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati cruised to victory on Sunday, running Tulane out of the gym and running up a 92-56 score at Fifth Third Arena.

The Cougars got 18 points from Damyean Dotson as Houston ran past Tulsa 64-61 on Wednesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-6-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Cincinnati's last 23 games on the road
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Houston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Houston is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games when playing Cincinnati

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Southern Methodist, Thursday, January 12th
Houston at East Carolina, Wednesday, January 11th