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Connecticut Huskies take on Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Connecticut Huskies taking on the Houston Cougars Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars betting line opened as 1-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 13-3 and 6-5 ATS Houston Cougars will face the 11-5 Connecticut Huskies, who own a 5-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Houston Cougars are 6-5 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Connecticut Huskies are 7-5-1.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 80-rated Connecticut Huskies taking on the No. 74-rated Houston Cougars in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Connecticut Huskies rank No. 133 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 37.31 per game. That compares with Houston’s No. 37 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Houston is college basketball's No. 142-ranked team at 6.88 per game, while the Connecticut Huskies rate No. 112 with 7.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies endured a 60-51 loss at the hands of the Golden Hurricane on Thursday, despite a 20-point effort from Sterling Gibbs at Reynolds Center.

Houston suffered a 70-59 loss against Cincinnati on Wednesday, getting 17 points from LeRon Barnes in a losing effort at Fifth Third Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Connecticut is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut home to Tulane, Tuesday, January 19th
Houston at Southern Methodist, Tuesday, January 19th