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LSU Tigers visit Houston Cougars in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Houston Cougars will hit the floor running against the away LSU Tigers Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Houston Cougars as -3.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

LSU Tigers vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 5-1 and 2-1 ATS Houston Cougars will face the 4-3 LSU Tigers, who own a 0-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Houston Cougars are 2-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the LSU Tigers are 3-3.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Houston Cougars at No. 61 and the LSU Tigers at No. 133 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Houston's No. 22 nationally ranked offense (85.17 points per game) against a LSU Tigers defense that sits as the No. 227 at 78.14 PPG. The Houston Cougars have been averaging 50.53% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (45.04% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Houston suffered a 67-57 loss against Rhode Island on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Damyean Dotson in a losing effort at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Betting Trends
  • LSU is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of LSU's last 15 games on the road
  • LSU is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston
  • LSU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston
  • Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing LSU
  • Houston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against LSU

Next Betting Matchups

LSU home to Gardner-Webb, Wednesday, December 16th
Houston at North Carolina Central, Wednesday, December 16th