Cincinnati vs Houston Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/27/24

Houston (24-3) vs Cincinnati (16-11)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Fertitta Center)

Betting Odds: Houston -13.5 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cincinnati Bearcats need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. The Houston Cougars are riding a 5-game winning streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars prediction.

Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats recently beat UCF while losing to TCU and Oklahoma State. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 74.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Dan Skillings Jr. is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists, while Day Day Thomas is averaging 10.4 points and 2.3 rebounds. Simas Lukosius is the third double-digit scorer and Viktor Lakhin is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game.

Houston Cougars Betting Preview

The Houston Cougars recently beat Texas, Iowa State and Baylor. The Houston Cougars are averaging 74.2 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 56.1 points on 37.6 percent shooting. LJ Cryer is averaging 15 points 2.4 rebounds, while Jamal Shead is averaging 13.3 points and 3.9 rebounds. Emanuel Sharp is the third double-digit scorer and J’Wan Roberts is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. Houston will play against Oklahoma, UCF, and Kansas after this game.

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars prediction

The Houston Cougars are obviously the better team that's capable of a blowout victory at home, where they're undefeated. However, Houston is just 13-12-2 ATS on the season, so it's clearly having issues this season covering these inflated lines. The Cincinnati Bearcats are in a funk right now thanks to an underwhelming offense, but they've had success on the road, and they're still led by one of the best defenses in college basketball. The meeting earlier this month was competitive and decided by just 5 points. Lots of points to give an elite defensive team. I'll grab the free buckets with Cincinnati on the road.

Randy’s Pick Cincinnati +13.5

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