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Connecticut Huskies Visit Houston Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hofheinz Pavilion Wednesday as the Houston Cougars look to beat the odds vs the Connecticut Huskies in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Connecticut Huskies opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Houston Cougars battles the Connecticut Huskies, currently sitting with a 14-12 mark (9-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 11-11 for the Houston Cougars and 11-11 for the Connecticut Huskies.

This game puts the Houston Cougars, most recently No. 49 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Connecticut Huskies, who rate No. 78 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Connecticut is ranked No. 108 in NCAA basketball at 36.65 per game. Contrast that with Houston's No. 163 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Houston is the No. 62-ranked team in the country at 8.63 per game, while Connecticut rates No. 175 at 6.92 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Connecticut got 18 points from Rodney Purvis en route to a 64-63 victory over Temple on Sunday at Liacouras Center.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Connecticut's last 8 games
  • Connecticut is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut home to Southern Methodist, Saturday, February 25th
Houston at Memphis, Sunday, February 26th