Huskies vs. Cougars Prediction

UConn Huskies vs. Houston Cougars, 1/23/20 Prediction & Odds

The 25th-ranked Houston Cougars will be at home tonight as they welcome in the UConn Huskies. Is a bet on Houston the right way to go in this spot?

Game Snapshot

663 UConn Huskies at 664 Houston Cougars

Thursday, January 23, 2020 

Fertitta Center at 9PM ET

TV: ESPNU

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Cougars are a 9-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 131.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 60 percent of public bets are siding with visiting UConn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Huskies fall at Wildcats

UConn lost by a score of 61-55 Saturday at Villanova to drop to 10-7 overall and 0-3 on the road. The Wildcats trailed 27-21 at halftime and were unable to recover. Christian Vital paced UConn with 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 1-of-5 from 3-point distance. He also recorded eight rebounds and three assists. Josh Carlton registered 12 points, six boards and two blocked shots. Alterique Gilbert added 12 points, five assists and two caroms. 

Cougars take down Shockers

Houston earned a 65-54 victory Saturday at Wichita State to improve to 14-4 overall and 4-1 in the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars led 35-25 at halftime en route to the triumph. Fabian White Jr. paced Houston 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting plus 2-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also notched five rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots. DeJon Jarreau accounted for 12 points, 10 boards, six dimes and three steals. Marcus Sasser registered 10 points and three caroms. Quentin Grimes added 10 points and four rebounds.

College Basketball Betting Trends

UConn

The Huskies are 7-2 ATS in their last nine Thursday games. Connecticut is 1-3-2 ATS in its last six games overall.

Houston

The Cougars are 8-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. The home team is 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings.

Prediction: 

UConn has dropped four of its last five games but has shown life lately with a double overtime heartbreaker loss at home to Wichita State before keeping it relatively competitive in a tough environment at Villanova. I like the fight the Huskies have shown lately and I think that will be on display again as this one stays more competitive than projected.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: UCONN HUSKIES +9

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