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Saint Louis Billikens Host the Houston Cougars in NCAA College Basketball Action

Chaifetz Arena will host Houston Cougars vs Saint Louis Billikens action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars opened as -7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Houston Cougars vs Saint Louis Billikens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Saint Louis Billikens battles the Houston Cougars, currently sitting with a 7-1 mark (3-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-3 for the Saint Louis Billikens and 2-3 for the Houston Cougars.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 269 (Saint Louis) and the No. 140 (Houston) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Saint Louis's No. 244 nationally ranked offense (66.17 points per game) against a Houston Cougars defense that sits as the No. 72 at 66.67 PPG. The Saint Louis Billikens have been averaging 41.74% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (48.07% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Fairfield out of the gym and running up a 88-66 score at Health and PE Arena.

Saint Louis got 20 points from Jordan Goodwin en route to a 74-69 victory over Southern Illinois on Wednesday at Chaifetz Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 9 games on the road
  • Houston is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saint Louis
  • Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Saint Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Saint Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Saint Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Houston

Next Betting Matchups

Houston at LSU, Wednesday, December 13th
Saint Louis at Murray State, Tuesday, December 12th