South Florida vs. Houston Prediction

South Florida Bulls vs. Houston Cougars, 2/23/19 Predictions & Odds

Can No. 9 Houston steamroll past South Florida when the two AAC foes meet up tonight at 6PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

705 South Florida vs. 706 Houston

Saturday, February 23, 2019

6PM ET – Fertitta Center

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Houston is favored at home tonight, as the Cougars are getting odds of -13 points against South Florida. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 132 points. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Bulls looking to cover

South Florida is coming off a 95-54 win over Florida College in a non-lined game on Tuesday. The Bulls have failed to cover in three straight lined games coming into today. USF is 18-8 overall, 7-6 in the AAC, 3-4 on the road, 16-9 against the spread and 13-11 with the under.

USF is really solid on defense, allowing just 65.8 points per game while limiting opponents to 41 percent shooting. Offensively, the Bulls are putting up 73.6 points per game while shooting 43.9 percent as a team. David Collins is leading the team with 15.4 points per game while Alexis Yetna is putting up 12.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest.

Houston still rolling

The Cougars have won 10 straight games coming into tonight’s game, including an 85-50 win at Tulane on Monday. Houston has also covered in seven of its last nine games. The Cougars are 25-1 overall, 12-1 in the AAC, 17-0 at home, 17-8-1 against the spread and 15-11 with the under.

Houston has one of the best defensive teams in the country, as the Cougars give up just 60.3 points per game while holding opponents to 36.4 percent shooting. Offensively, Houston is putting up 75.4 points per contest while shooting 44.1 percent as a team. Corey Davis Jr. is leading the team with 15.7 points per game while Armoni Brooks is adding 14.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.

College Basketball Betting Trends

South Florida

The Bulls are 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 road games and 15-4 ATS in their last 19 games following a win.

Houston

The Cougars are 20-7-1 against the spread in their last 28 following a win and 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games.

Prediction:

Houston got a 9-point road win at USF on Jan. 19 and the Cougars have covered the spread in four straight games. The spread is big for this one, but the Bulls are on a real skid right now. They have not been able to cover in three straight and their strength is not as strong as Houston’s. Both teams are defensive teams, but the Cougars are the better defense. They are allowing just 59 points per game at home and that should play out well against a USF offense that isn’t overly impressive.

College Basketball Prediction: Houston -13

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