Cincinnati at Houston: 3/1/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
Houston Cougars (24-4) vs Cincinnati Bearcats (17-12)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Fertitta Center)
Betting Odds: Houston Cougars -15 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Houston Cougars face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the Hofheinz Pavilion. When these two teams faced off on February 6th it was Houston that won 80-58.
Houston was led by Fabian White Jr who finished with 22 points. David DeJulius was the top player for Cincinnati scoring 25 points.
Cincinnati currently sits with a 17-12 record overall and they have gone 9-16-3 against the spread. Even though they have won 17 games, this has been a disappointing season, and in the last game against South Florida they were defeated. The offense could only score 54 points and that led to the loss. Cincinnati is averaging 70.2 points while their defense is giving up 65.4 points per game. David DeJulius has been the top player for Cincinnati averaging 14.4 points while shooting 42 percent from the field. Cincinnati has played down to their competition a lot, and in the last game it was a perfect example of why this has been a down season .
On the other side of this matchup is the Houston Cougars who have dealt with injuries all season, but they continue to win games. Houston sits with a 24-4 record and they have gone 17-11 against the spread. In the last game against SMU the defense gave up only 61 points and that led to the easy victory. Houston is averaging 76.3 points while their defense is giving up 59 points per game. Kyler Edwards has been the top player for Houston averaging 13.6 points while shooting 36.8 percent from the field.
Cincinnati is 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games as an underdog. The over is 5-1 in Houston’s last six games following a straight up win.
Cincinnati has struggled the last seven games as an underdog, and it’s going to be no different in this game. Houston is a strong defensive team, and the Bearcats offense has been inconsistent at best. In this game, Cincinnati is going to struggle to get to 50 points, and that will be the difference as Houston covers the spread.
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