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Houston vs Cincinnati Basketball Picks 2-27-24

Cincinnati Bearcats (16-11) vs. Houston Cougars (24-3)
February 27, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Cougars -13; Over/Under: +132
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The Cincinnati Bearcats and Houston Cougars face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at Hofheinz Pavilion. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Cincinnati vs Houston prediction.

Cincinnati Needs a Win

Cincinnati needs to pick up a win here because it looks at this point they would miss the tournament. In the last game against TCU, Cincinnati, only scored 57 points and they ended up losing by 18 points. Day Day Thomas had a strong game putting up 13 points, three rebounds, and two assists. Cincinnati is averaging 74.9 points while their defense is giving up 67.9 points per game. The offense is ranked 147th while the defense is ranked 77th. Dan Skillings Jr has been the top player averaging 12.1 points while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Houston Can Win the National Contender

Houston really looks like they can win the National Title, but the needed overtime in the last game to secure the win. At halftime against Baylor, Houston was up 41-25, but in the second half they really struggled and they ended up only scoring 28 points. Emanuel Sharp had a strong game putting up 18 points. Houston on the season is averaging 74.2 points while their defense is giving up 56.1 points per game. LJ Cryer is averaging 15 points while shooting 39.9 percent from the field and 38 percent from behind the three point line. Houston will take on Oklahoma, UCF, and Kansas after this one.

Cincinnati vs Houston Betting Prediction 

Houston is going to have no issue here. Houston dominated the first half against Baylor and it will be much of the same against Cincinnati. In this game though, Houston is also going to have a big second half here, and that is going to be the difference here. Houston is averaging 74.2 points but they are going to go well over that number here. Back Houston to win this game and cover the spread here. 


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Houston -13

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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