Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Huskies vs Cougars CBB Odds
Looking for UConn Huskies vs. Houston Cougars NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Huskies taking on the Cougars on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Huskies Cougars matchup.
22-8 (5-6 A) UConn Huskies vs. Houston Cougars 13-17 (10-7 H)
Date: Friday, March 15th, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: HOU -10
CBB Betting Total: 140.5
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The top-seeded team in the AAC conference in the Houston Cougars enter their matchup with the UConn Huskies winners of nine of their last 10 games, overall. Furthermore, they ended the season with a huge blowout win on the road versus the second-seeded team in the conference in the Cincinnati Bearcats.
The ninth-seeded UConn Huskies were able to knock off the seven seated South Florida Bulls in the first round of the AAC tournament on Thursday night. In all, the Huskies won their third game in four outings behind 25 points from Christian Vital, who went 6-9 from three-point range during the contest.
For their game game versus Houston, the Huskies allowed the Cougars to shoot 48% from the floor in their last meeting. UConn, on the other hand, ended the game shooting 41% from the floor along with just 33% from long range ( compared to 52% for Houston).
Vital (14 ppg) struggled in this contest on a 5-12 shooting night as he continued to lead the team with 15 points, in defeat. He had no such problems versus the Bulls as he posted 25 points, as stated, on a night where the Huskies shot over 54% from the floor while connecting on 13 3-point attempts.
Jalen Adams along with Tarin Smith were the only other double-digit scores for UConn in this contest as they posted 19 and 14 points, respectively. The Huskies have averaged over 81 points during their current, two-game winning streak.
The Cougars were able to blow open a tight game at the break versus the Cincinnati Bearcats on the road in their last time out. In fact, they outscored the Bearcats by 14 points in the second stanza en route to a blowout victory to where Corey Davis Jr. posted 31 points along with dishing out 6 assists.
Armani Davis also chipped in 14 points in their matchup with Cincinnati as he went 4-8 from three-point range in the contest. Finally, Dejaun Jarreau ended with 13 points on the night, five rebounds in addition to dishing out five assists.
Houston is averaging just 75 points per game on 45% shooting as a team on the year. However, in their last four outings, they have scored at least 80 points or more in three of these games.
Also, the Cougars swept the season series versus UConn this season as their last outing resulted in an 8-point win for Houston. In this contest, Davis, Jr, (17 ppg) struggled on the night in going just 3-11 from the floor while ending with 10 points.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2 in UCONN last 8 neutral site games.
- Under is 8-3 in UCONN last 11 overall.
- UCONN is 8-20-1 ATS in their last 29 Fri. games.
- Over is 9-2 in HOU last 11 Fri. games.
- Under is 6-2 in HOU last 8 neutral site games.
- HOU is 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall.
Free UConn Huskies vs. Houston Cougars NCAAB Prediction:
Look for the Cougars to be on a high in their opening matchup versus UConn. Also, they will push the pace consistently in this contest while also relying on their defense in which to neutralize an already off-and-on offense for the Huskies. In all, expect the top-seeded team to pick up an 83-70 win over UConn in the end.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Houston -10
The Cougars are clearly the better team in this contest, by far. Also, with the way Davis, Jr. has played leading up to this matchup, one should certainly look for Houston to cruise throughout this contest.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: UConn 70 – Houston 83
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