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Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Betting Odds and Trends

The Houston Cougars will look to pick up a win while covering the point spread when they take on the Bearcats in Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena on Wednesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cincinnati Bearcats betting line as -10-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Houston Cougars vs Cincinnati Bearcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-5 so far on the season, and 7-8-1 ATS vs the number. The Houston Cougars, meanwhile, are 13-2 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Cincinnati go 6-10 and the Houston Cougars go 6-4 on betting totals.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 45-ranked Cincinnati Bearcats and the No. 55-rated Houston Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Cincinnati's No. 61-rated squad against Houston's No. 38-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Cincinnati rates No. 71 in the country with 7.94 per game, while their foes tonight, the Houston Cougars rank No. 156 nationally with 6.67 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars got 15 points from Rob Gray Jr. as Houston ran past Tulane 63-45 on Tuesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

The Bearcats got 14 points from Troy Caupain as Cincinnati ran past South Florida 54-51 on Sunday at Sun Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Houston is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston home to Connecticut, Sunday, January 17th
Cincinnati at Temple, Saturday, January 16th