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Houston Cougars Face the Arkansas Razorbacks: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Arkansas Razorbacks will try to cover the point spread at Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Houston Cougars in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Houston Cougars in this one, their betting line was listed as 6-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Houston Cougars vs Arkansas Razorbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Houston Cougars will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Tuesday; they are 3-2 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Arkansas Razorbacks are 2-4 ATS. Houston Cougars are 1-4 on betting the total; Arkansas Razorbacks are 1-5.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 60-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks and the No. 38-rated Houston Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Arkansas has the nation's No. 31-rated offensive output, at 84.29 PPG. The visiting Houston Cougars defense ranks No. 45 allowing on average 63.38 PPG. The Razorbacks FG% has averaged 48.07% so far, less than the Arkansas Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.62% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston cruised to victory on Saturday, running Prairie View A&M out of the gym and running up a 105-61 score at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Arkansas cruised to victory on Saturday, running Austin Peay out of the gym and running up a 99-62 score at Bud Walton Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 6 games on the road
  • Arkansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Rhode Island, Saturday, December 10th
Arkansas at North Florida, Saturday, December 10th