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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - South Florida Bulls Underdogs vs Houston Cougars

The Houston Cougars will hit the floor running against the away South Florida Bulls Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Houston Cougars betting line opened as -17.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

South Florida Bulls vs Houston Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The South Florida Bulls will look to cover the spread vs the Houston Cougars on Saturday, as the Bulls are 9-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 7-6 ATS. South Florida is 8-11 against the total, while Houston is 7-6 versus the total betting line.

The Houston Cougars sit at No. 71 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the South Florida Bulls sit at No. 288 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston's No. 46-rated squad against South Florida's No. 53-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 137 in the country with 6.94 per game, while their foes tonight, the South Florida Bulls rank No. 254 nationally with 4.05 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

South Florida got 18 points from Chris Perry but lost anyway, 64-54, to Central Florida on Wednesday at Sun Dome.

Houston got 16 points from Damyean Dotson but lost anyway, 77-73, to Southern Methodist on Tuesday at Moody Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Florida's last 6 games
  • South Florida is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • South Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Houston is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games
  • Houston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing South Florida

Next Betting Matchups

South Florida at Tulane, Wednesday, January 27th
Houston at Tulsa, Wednesday, January 27th