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Houston Cougars (26-3) vs. Central Florida Knights (15-13)
March 6, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Central Florida Knights +8.5; Over/Under: +130
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The Houston Cougars are riding a 7-game winning streak. The UCF Knights need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. Here’s a Houston Cougars vs UCF Knights prediction.

Houston Cougars Betting Preview

The Houston Cougars recently beat Baylor, Cincinnati, and Oklahoma. The Houston Cougars are averaging 74.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 57.2 points on 38.3 percent shooting. LJ Cryer is averaging 15.5 points 2.3 rebounds, while Jamal Shead is averaging 13.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. Emanuel Sharp is the third double-digit scorer and J’Wan Roberts is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game.

UCF Knights Betting Preview

The UCF Knights recently beat Texas Tech and Oklahoma State while losing to Iowa State. The UCF Knights are averaging 71.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Jaylin Sellers is averaging 16.2 points and 1.1 assists, while Darius Johnson is averaging 14.2 points and 3 rebounds. Marchelus Avery is dishing 0.8 assists and Shemarri Allen is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The UCF Knights are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The UCF Knights are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game. UCF will take on TCU after this one.

Houston Cougars vs UCF Knights prediction

The Houston Cougars have the talent to run away with things here, similar to what it did to UCF back in January. Houston is the more talented team that’s not intimated by much. With that said, UCF has shown all year it can play with the big boys and this is going to be a crazy Addition Financial Arena during senior night. UCF is a senior led squad that would love nothing more than to snag a massive resume building victory. UCF has also seen 11 of its 16 wins come at home and is 16-12 ATS on the season. Despite all the winning, Houston is 13-14-2 ATS on the year. Give me UCF and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Central Florida Knights +8.5

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

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