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Houston vs Cincinnati 3/1/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Cincinnati Bearcats (17-12) vs. Houston Cougars (24-4)
March 1, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Cougars -15 / Cincinnati Bearcats +15; Over/Under: +134
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Houston Cougars meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Fertitta Center. The Cincinnati Bearcats need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Houston Cougars look to build on their four-game winning streak.

The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 70.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting. David DeJulius is averaging 14.4 points and 2.5 assists, while Jeremiah Davenport is averaging 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Mika Adams-Woods is dishing 3.2 assists and Mike Saunders is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

The Houston Cougars are averaging 76.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Marcus Sasser is averaging 17.7 points 2.8 rebounds, while Kyler Edwards is averaging 13.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Fabian White Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Carlton is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game.

The Bearcats are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and 18-38-3 ATS in their last 59 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Bearcats last 8 overall. The under is 4-1 in Cougars last 5 home games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Houston Cougars are easily the better team here, and they should be big favorites at home for obvious reasons. However, this is a boatload of points to give a feisty, competitive team in the Cincinnati Bearcats. Despite subpar results all year, Cincinnati only loses on the road by an average of 3.7 points and loses as an underdog role by an average of 6.5 points. Cincy is too good defensively to get blown out most nights. Give me the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Cincinnati Bearcats +15

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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