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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Bearcats vs. Houston
- (14-7) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Houston Cougars (19-2)
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Time: 2:15 ET
- Venue: Fertitta Center, Houston
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Bearcats +750 | Cougars -1300
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Cincinnati +14.5 | Houston -14.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 131.0
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As they head into their 22nd game of the season, Cincinnati currently holds a 14-7 record. Out of 5 road games this season, Cincinnati has a record of 3-2.
Having been the underdog in 4 games, the Bearcats have gone 0-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +14.5 underdogs on the spread.
Cincinnati currently has a record of 5-3 in American Athletic action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 9-4.
Coming into the game, Landers Nolley II is the team leader in scoring, averaging 15.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, II is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and adding 2.6 assists.
Cincinnati’s second leading scorer is David DeJuilius, who has hit 44.0% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.5 points per game.
On offense, Cincinnati is one of the worst-performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 69.4 points per game. This figure places them just 254th in college basketball. Cincinnati’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 57.58% of their shots have come inside the arc.
So far, the team is ranked 399th in overall field goal percentage at 40.4%. When the Bearcats have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 31.5% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Cincinnati is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 67.0 per contest, placing them just 500th in college basketball.
Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.5 offensive boards per game.
As they head into their 22nd game of the season, Houston currently holds a 19-2 record. Currently, Houston has been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 11-2.
Getting ready to play for the 21 time as the favorite, Houston has gone 19-2 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Cougars come into this game as -14.5 point favorites.
Houston currently has a record of 7-1 in American Athletic action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 12-1.
Coming into the game, Marcus Sasser is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.6 points per game.
In addition to his scoring, Sasser is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and adding 3.2 assists. Houston’s second-leading scorer is Tramon Mark, who has hit 40.4% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 10.0 points per game.
Cougars Key Stats
Offensively, the Cougars come into the game as an above-average unit, averaging 75.8 points per game, good for 65th in the NCAA. Houston’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.81% of their shots have come inside the arc.
So far, the team is ranked 62nd in overall field goal percentage at 46.9%. When the Cougars have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.1% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Houston is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.6 per contest, placing them just 621st in college basketball.
Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 39.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 13.4 offensive boards per game.
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Cincinnati vs. Houston CBB Betting Trends
- First, Cincinnati is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Bearcats are 3-2 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Cincinnati is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 7-3 SU.
- At this point, Bearcats are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Cougars are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Houston Cougars CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Houston Cougars -14.5
When it comes to getting a bet down for this game, our model points to Houston coming away with both a straight-up and ATS win over Cincinnati as -14.5 point favorites. Houston should feel comfortable with the pace of this game, as Cincinnati also prefers to slow the game down.
In addition, we like how the Cougars’ have been performing well when favored to win, as they have made bettors money of late.
In Houston’s previous 5 games as the favorite, they are 3-2 vs. the spread. We will be riding that trend and cashing in on the Houston Cougars to win and cover vs Cincinnati.
Free Cincinnati vs Houston Betting Pick: Houston ATS
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