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American Athletic Conference Tournament - Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars NCAA College Hoops Odds

The Connecticut Huskies will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Cougars in Houston at XL Center on Friday in college basketball betting odds action.

Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Connecticut Huskies will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 10-18 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Houston Cougars are 12-14 ATS. Connecticut Huskies are 14-13 on betting the total; Houston Cougars are 13-13.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 20-ranked Houston Cougars and the No. 163-rated Connecticut Huskies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Houston's No. 129-ranked scoring average of 74.26 PPG, against a Connecticut Huskies defense rated No. 36 and allowing 65.9 PPG. The Houston Cougars FG% has averaged 44.92% to date this season, more than the Connecticut Huskies shooters have managed so far (42.81% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Huskies got 30 points from Rodney Purvis as Connecticut ran past South Florida 77-66 on Thursday at XL Center.

The battle between the Cougars and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as East Carolina was handed a 73-51 defeat on Sunday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Connecticut is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Connecticut's last 13 games
  • Connecticut is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston
  • Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston's last 9 games
  • Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Connecticut