Bulls vs. Cougars Prediction
The 25th-ranked Houston Cougars are double-digit favorites this afternoon at home versus the South Florida Cougars. Can Houston cover the big number?
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Fertitta Center at 2PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Cougars are a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 127 points. As of Sunday morning, 84 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Houston. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Bulls struggle against Shockers
South Florida lost by a score of 56-43 at home Tuesday night versus Wichita State to drop to 8-11 overall and 1-5 in the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls were outscored 31-20 in the second half of the defeat. David Collins paced South Florida with 14 points on 3-of-8 shooting plus 8-of-12 at the free throw line. He also registered three rebounds and three assists. Ezacuras Dawson III added 10 points and five boards.
Cougars get past Huskies
Houston secured a 63-59 home win Thursday night versus South Florida to improve to 15-4 overall and 5-1 in conference action. The Cougars outscored the Huskies 38-29 in the second half after trailing by five at the break. Caleb Mills led Houston with 20 points off the bench on 5-of-11 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-8 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down two rebounds. DeJon Jarreau added 18 points, 11 boards, eight assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bulls are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games as a road underdog. South Florida is 1-4 ATS in its last five road games.
The Cougars are 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games overall. The favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last five meetings.
The spread is big, but South Florida is also the weakest squad Houston has faced in a little over a month. While the Bulls’ defense is capable of keeping them in games, their offense is abysmal as showed Tuesday and that will likely carry over here in a tough road environment. Expect the Cougars to pull away as the game progresses as they manage to cover the number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: HOUSTON COUGARS -12.5