Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Hurricanes vs. Cougars CBB Odds
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2023 Sweet 16 – NCAA Basketball Handicapping Hurricanes vs. Houston
- (25-7) Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Houston Cougars (31-3)
- Date: Friday, March 24th
- Time: 7:15 ET
- Venue: T-Mobile Center, Kansas City
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Hurricanes +247 | Cougars -312
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Miami (FL) +6.5 | Houston -6.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 137.5
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Miami (FL) Hurricanes
At this time, the Hurricanes have a 25-7 overall record, Miami (FL) squares off with Houston. Presently, in their 11 road games this season, the Hurricanes have a record of 7-4.
Having been the underdog in 9 games, the Hurricanes have gone 4-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Miami (FL) has a record of 9-1 in non-conference games. In Atlantic Coast action, they have a mark of 16-6.
Coming into the game, Isaiah Wong is the team leader in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Wong is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and adding 3.4 assists. Miami (FL)’s second leading scorer is Jordan Miller, who has hit 54.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 15.3 points per game.
The Hurricanes offense heads into the game, ranked 89th in the NCAA at 74.8 points per contest. In addition, Miami (FL)’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 63.8% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 42nd in overall field goal percentage at 47.7%. When the Hurricanes have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 35.0% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Miami (FL) is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 66.6 per contest, placing them just 515th in college basketball. Currently, Miami (FL)’s 30.5 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Hurricanes are averaging 7.5 offensive boards per game.
At this time, the Cougars have a 31-3 overall record, Houston squares off with Miami (FL). So far, Houston has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 18-3.
Getting ready to play for the 34 times as the favorite, Houston has gone 31-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Cougars come into this game as -6.5 point favorites.
Presently, Houston has a record of 12-1 in non-conference games. In American Athletic action, they have a mark of 19-2.
Coming into the game, Marcus Sasser is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.1 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 Jarace Walker, who has hit 47.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.1 points per game.
Cougars Key Stats
So far, the Cougars have been an above average unit, averaging 75.8 points per game, good for 65th in the NCAA. In addition, 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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Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Houston Cougars CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Miami (FL) is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Hurricanes are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Miami (FL) is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 8-2 SU.
- At this point, Hurricanes are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Cougars are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
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Free Spread Prediction: Houston Cougars -6.5
Leading into this matchup, the Houston Cougars are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Cougars’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Houston has a field goal percentage of 46.9, good for 62nd in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road.
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Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-4 vs the spread.
Free Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs Houston Cougars Betting Pick: Houston ATS
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