Houston Cougars at Central Florida Knights Betting Preview

Houston Cougars guard Marcus Sasser (0), forward J'Wan Roberts (13), guard Ramon Walker Jr. (3), guard Ramon Walker Jr. (3), and forward Ja'Vier Francis (5) react on the bench in the second half during the NCAA basketball game between the Houston Cougars and the Northern Colorado Bears at the Fertitta Center in Houston, TX on Monday, November 7, 2022.

The Houston Cougars are on the road at the Central Florida Knights on Wednesday. This is a Big 12 game between two teams that played in late January. The Houston Cougars won that game over the Central Florida Knights by a score of 57-42. 

The Houston Cougars are 26-3 and leading the Big 12 standings. The Cougars are set for a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Houston has won seven straight games, with their most recent coming on the road at Oklahoma on Saturday. The lone loss in their last ten games was on the road at Kansas.

For the Central Florida Knights, they come into this game with spoiler on their mind. The Knights, barring a Big 12 tournament title, will not be heading to the NCAA Tournament. Central Florida is 15-13 on the season, and near the bottom of the Big 12 standings. Central Florida is coming off a home loss to Iowa State on Saturday.

The Houston Cougars are -8.5 over Central Florida. The total is listed at 129.5!

Banner Season for the Cougars

The Houston Cougars are enjoying their first season as members of the Big 12 Conference. The Cougars, despite allowing 85 points in the win at Oklahoma, are the top defensive team in all of College Basketball. The offense has been solid too, with 74.4 points per game.

The top scorer for the Houston Cougars this season has been LJ Cryer. Cryer is scoring more than 15 points per game. Jamal Shead is next for Houston, with 13.1, while Emanuel Sharp is at 12.7 points per game. In the win over Oklahoma, Cryer led the way with 23, while J’Wan Roberts added 20.

The final regular season game for the Cougars will take place on Saturday. Houston will look for revenge against one of the three teams that beat them this season. Houston will host the Kansas Jayhawks.

Knights Looking to Finish Strong

The Central Florida Knights are 3-7 in their last 10 games, but still competing. They battled with Iowa State on Saturday, only to come up short late. The Knights have notable wins over Kansas, Texas and Texas Tech on the season. A win to finish their home slate against Houston would be a huge plus.

The Knights are not a great offensive team. They are scoring just over 71 points per game. There are 248 teams in College Basketball scoring more effectively. The top scorer for Central Florida this season has been Jaylin Sellers. Sellers is scoring 16.2 points per game, while Darius Johnson is adding 14.1 per game.

Central Florida will finish the 2023-2024 regular season on the road Saturday at TCU. The Knights and Horned Frogs will meet for the first time this season.

Cougars Win on the Road

The Houston Cougars are going to win this game. The Cougars are too talented to not win in Orlando. Sure, the Knights have played great basketball while in Orlando, but the talent sides one way here.

We are going to take the Houston Cougars to continue to stay red hot and win this one on the road. Our final bet for this game is the Houston Cougars -8.5 over the Central Florida Knights on Wednesday.

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