Houston vs. Oregon Prediction
After losing to Wisconsin on Tuesday, No. 12 Houston will look to rebound on Wednesday afternoon when they take on Oregon in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Will the Cougars cover as a 6-point favorite?
759 Houston Cougars (-6) at 760 Oregon Ducks (+6); o/u 133.5
2:30 p.m. ET, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Houston Cougars DFS Snapshot
Marcus Sasser scored 26 points (8-16 FG, 5-9 3PT, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in Friday’s 79-46 win over Rice. Fresh off a 25 point performance, Sasser lit up the scoreboard once again, posting the third 26 point performance of his career. Friday marks the second straight game in which Sasser has led the team in both field goals attempted and free throws attempted. Expect the offense to continue to run through the junior guard.
Oregon Ducks DFS Snapshot
Eric Williams posted 19 points (8-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), five rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes during Friday’s 86-63 victory over SMU. Williams led all scorers in the game with 19 points and also played well on the defensive end with a pair of steals. After initially declaring for the NBA Draft this offseason, Williams will look to improve his efficiency after shooting just 39-percent a season ago. He’ll have his chance to shine with Oregon having three new starters this season.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The Ducks are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 0-5 against the number in their last five games coming off a loss and are 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games at a neutral site. On the other side, the Cougars are 17-8 against the number in their last 25 games as a favorite, are 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 neutral site games as a favorite and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off a loss.
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