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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Central Florida Knights Underdogs vs Houston Cougars

The Central Florida Knights will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the Houston Cougars at CFE Arena in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars were listed as -1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Houston Cougars vs Central Florida Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Central Florida Knights sport a record of 12-4 and 5-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Houston Cougars have 14-4 and 7-6 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6 for the Central Florida Knights and 4-9 for the Houston Cougars.

The Knights - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Central Florida is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Houston is at No. 158.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Central Florida's No. 2-rated squad against Houston's No. 163-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Central Florida rates No. 216 in the country with 6.19 per game, while their foes tonight, the Houston Cougars rank No. 93 nationally with 8.17 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 19 points from Rob Gray Jr. as Houston ran past East Carolina 74-58 on Wednesday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Central Florida got 18 points from B.J. Taylor but lost anyway, 64-49, to Connecticut on Sunday at XL Center.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games
  • Houston is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Central Florida is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Central Florida is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Central Florida is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Central Florida's last 7 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Memphis, Thursday, January 19th
Central Florida at South Florida, Tuesday, January 17th