Cougars vs. Knights Prediction

Houston Cougars vs. Central Florida Knights 2/7/19, Prediction & Odds

The 12th-ranked Houston Cougars have lost only once this season and are small favorites tonight on the road at the Central Florida Knights. Will Houston find a way to carve out on another win?

Game Snapshot

617 Houston Cougars at 618 Central Florida Knights

Thursday, February 7, 2019

CFE Arena at 7PM ET

TV: CBSSN

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cougars are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 132.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Houston. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Cougars take down Temple

Houston recorded a 73-66 home win over the Owls last Thursday night to improve to 21-1 overall and 8-1 in conference play. The Cougars led 35-29 at halftime and held on from there. Houston shot 23-of-53 from the floor, 4-of-18 on 3-point attempts and 23-of-36 at the free throw line. Corey Davis Jr. paced the Cougars with 24 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 12-of-13 at the free throw line. He also snatched five rebounds. Dejon Jarreau tallied 14 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. Breaon Brady added 13 points, six boards, two assists and two steals.

Knights notch win over Huskies

Central Florida earned a 73-67 home win last Thursday over UConn to move to 16-4 overall and 6-2 in conference action. The Knights established a 34-22 halftime advantage en route to the win. Central Florida shot 22-of-45 from the floor, 4-of-11 from 3-point range and 25-of-36 at the free throw line. B.J. Taylor paced the Knights with 21 points on 5-of-12 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range plus 9-of-10 at the free throw line. He also dished out three assists. Collin Smith accounted for 11 points, three boards and two assists. Ceasar DeJesus added 11 points and two caroms.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Houston

The Cougars are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. Houston is 33-16-2 ATS in its last 51 games overall.

Central Florida 

The Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last five Thursday games. Central Florida is 0-3-1 ATS in its last four home games.

Prediction:

The Knights will be one of the better teams Houston has played all season and the best it has seen on the road. The only home loss for Central Florida came all the way back on Nov. 11. I'm riding with the hosts here as the home-court advantage should make a huge difference.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: CENTRAL FLORIDA KNIGHTS +2.5

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