Houston vs. UCF Prediction & Odds

Houston vs. UCF, 1/25/23 CBB Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

No. 3 Houston will be in Orlando, FL on Wednesday night where the Cougars will take on the Knights at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

The favorite has been profitable in previous meetings between these two teams but are the Cougars laying too many points?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

695 Houston Cougars (-9.5) at 696 UCF Knights (+9.5); o/u 127.5

7:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Addition Financial Arena, Orlando, FL

Houston vs. UCF Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 64% of public bettors are currently backing Houston when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

Houston Cougars DFS Spin

Jamal Shead ended Sunday's 56-55 loss to Temple with 13 points (4-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal over 33 minutes. Shead struggled to get anything to drop in Sunday's upset loss. Though he shot the ball well from deep, Shead was only able to hit one of eight shots from inside the arc. In the two games prior to Sunday, Shead shot the ball extremely well, making over half of his attempts. Though he had a tough time scoring, Shead still finished as the Cougars leading scorer.

UCF Knights DFS Spin

Ithiel Horton produced 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists and one steal over 34 minutes during Saturday's 85-72 loss to South Florida. After scoring just five points in his previous game, Horton bounced back with a solid performance Saturday. Though he did not shoot particularly well, Horton seems to have found his shot once again. Horton is averaging a career high 30.5 minutes per game as a regular starter for the Knights in his senior season.

Houston vs. UCF CBB Betting Trends

Under is 20-9-2 in Cougars last 31 overall

Under is 10-1-1 in Cougars last 12 games following a straight up loss

Under is 16-7 in Knights last 23 home games

Over is 12-5-1 in Knights last 18 vs. a team with a winning straight up record

Houston vs. UCF CBB Prediction:

The favorite is 5-1 against the spread in the last six meetings between these two teams, while Houston is 6-0 against the number in its last six road games and 23-9 in its last 32 games overall. The Knights are also 0-4 against the spread in their last four games following a loss and are 0-3-1 against the number in their last four home games versus a team with a winning percentage of greater than .600.


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