Saint Louis vs. Houston Prediction

Saint Louis Billikens vs. Houston Cougars 12/16/18, Prediction & Odds

The Houston Cougars are ranked 24th and have won all seven of their home games this season. Will Houston remain unbeaten and win another home contest today versus the Saint Louis Billikens?

Game Snapshot

727 Saint Louis Billikens at 728 Houston Cougars

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fertitta Center at 3PM ET

TV: ESPNU

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cougars are an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 128.5. As of Sunday morning, 69 percent of public bets are coming in on host Houston. Check out our College Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Billikens down Beavers

Saint Louis improved to 7-2 on the season last Sunday with a 65-61 victory at home over Oregon State. Javon Bess topped the Billikens with 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting with five steals, four rebounds and two steals. Fred Thatch Jr. contributed 16 points, five rebounds and two assists. Carte'Are Gordon added 11 points off the bench with five boards and two blocked shots. Saint Louis led 33-29 at halftime and held on from there.

Cougars rally past LSU

Houston outscored the visiting Tigers by a count of 47-31 in the second half en route to an 82-76 victory. The Cougars (9-0) held LSU to 21-of-57 shooting including 5-of-26 from 3-point range. Galen Robinson Jr. paced Houston with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting with six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Cedrick Alley Jr. contributed 13 points plus four boards and three steals. Armoni Brooks tallied 13 points and nine rebounds. Fabian White Jr. added 10 points and three caroms off the bench.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Saint Louis

The Billikens are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Saint Louis is 21-7-1 in its last 29 Sunday games. 

Houston

The under is 7-2 in the last nine Cougars games on Sundays. Houston is 18-6-2 ATS in its last 26 games overall.

Prediction:

The Cougars have some quality wins this season, but haven't been blowing many teams out. I think this will be another close one as the Billikens' two losses are by a combined seven points to go with three wins over top-75 teams. Look for Saint Louis to keep this one competitive.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS +8.5

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