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Cincinnati vs. Houston - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Houston Cougars (7-10) at Cincinnati Bearcats (12-6)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)

The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN News

The Cincinnati Bearcats and the Houston Cougars face off on Wednesday at Fifth Third Arena in AAC college basketball action.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-5 this season and are coming off of a win over Temple that halted a two game losing skid. UC is averaging 63 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 55.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38.3 percent. Troy Caupain is averaging 9.8 points per game to lead the Bearcats. Octavius Ellis is averaging 9.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, Gary Clark is averaging 7.9 points and 7.7 rebounds, and Farad Cobb is averaging 7.2 points. Cincinnati is 10-1 at home this season.

Cincinnati vs. Houston - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Houston Cougars are 7-10 this season and they have lost their last six games. UH is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 38.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Jherrod Stiggers leads the Cougars averaging 15.5 points per game. Devonta Pollard is averaging 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds, Danrad Knowles is averging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, and L.J. Rose is averaging 9.8 points and 5.2 assists. Houston is 1-4 on the road this season.

Cincinnati is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a losing record. Houston is 0-5 against the spread following a loss0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, and 0-7 against the spread against the AAC. The home team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.

Cincinnati is a huge favorite and while they win this they don’t cover this number.

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Houston Cougars +16

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