Houston vs Cincinnati College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/21/21

Houston vs Cincinnati College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 2/21/21 Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bearcats (7-7) at Houston Cougars (17-3)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Fertitta Center)

The Line: Houston Cougars -14.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Houston Cougars meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Fertitta Center.

The Cincinnati Bearcats look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 68.9 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 70.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Keith Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 1.7 assists while David DeJulius is averaging 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jeremiah Davenport is the third double-digit scorer and Tari Eason is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Houston Cougars look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Houston Cougars are averaging 75.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 57.9 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Quentin Grimes is averaging 16.2 points 6.7 rebounds while Marcus Sasser is averaging 15.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. Tramon Mark is dishing 1.7 assists and Caleb Mills is grabbing 1.3 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game.

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The Bearcats are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 16-40 ATS in their last 56 games overall. The Cougars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The over is 8-2 in Bearcats last 10 overall. The under is 24-11 in Cougars last 35 overall. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are playing their best ball of the season, but they're still winning their last five games by an average of just 0.6 points, and they're just 3-11 against the spread. The Houston Cougars are winning their last five games by an average of 18.2 points, and they win at home by an average of 25.7 points. Houston is also 7-3 against the spread at home. Thick line, but the numbers and trends are pointing to a comfortable home win. 

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Randy’s Pick Houston Cougars -14.5

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