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Houston Cougars host Connecticut Huskies in college basketball action

Connecticut HuskiesHouston Cougars
11-1December 31, 2013, 09:00 | Hofheinz Pavilion8-5

Connecticut travels to Houston on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 11-1 record with a victory over the Cougars.

The Cougars are 8-5 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Huskies, meanwhile, are 11-1 and 4-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 1-7 and the Huskies go 3-6-1 on the totals.

View Connecticut Huskies vs Houston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Houston in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cougars rated this week at No. 237 and the Huskies sitting at No. 30.

Connecticut was an 82-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Washington. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Connecticut got 15 points from Shabazz Napier en route to an 82-65 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Houston was a 54-52 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rice. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Houston earned a 54-52 victory over Rice on Saturday, getting 16 points from TaShawn Thomas at Toyota Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston's No. 148-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 155-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 182 in the country with 5.38 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 46 nationally with 7.75 per match.

A few Huskies at Cougars trends to consider:
Connecticut is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Connecticut is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games on the road
Houston is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next up:
Connecticut at Southern Methodist, Saturday, January 4th
Houston at South Florida, Saturday, January 4th