Houston Cougars at Texas Longhorns Betting Preview – Jan 29, 2024

The Houston Cougars are on the road at the Texas Longhorns on Monday in Mens College Basketball. The Houston Cougars have won four straight games, and are coming off a blowout win at home over the Kansas State Wildcats. Houston is 18-2 on the season, and 5-2 in Big 12 play. The Cougars are tied with Iowa State for second place in the Big 12.

For the Texas Longhorns, they had their two game winning streak snapped on Saturday, losing on the road at Brigham Young. The Longhorns fell to 14-6 on the season, and they are now 3-4 in Big 12 play.

The Houston Cougars are -5.5 over Texas in this game. The total is listed at 130.5.

Houston Cougars

In the win over Kansas State, Houston saw three guys score double digits. Jamal Shead led the way with 17 points, while J’wan Roberts added 14, and Damian Dunn came off the bench and scored 13. It was the fourth straight win for the Cougars, and three of those win came allowing 54 points or less in a game.

The Houston Cougars have the best defensive average in the nation. Houston is allowing opponents to score less than 52 points per game. L.J. Cryer has been the top scorer ror Houston this season with 15.6 points per game, while making over 41% of his shots on the season.

Houston will play at Kansas on Saturday, and then head home and welcome the Oklahoma State Cowboys to town. These two teams meet up again on February 17th, in Austin.

Texas Longhorns

After a loss to Central Florida, where head coach Rodney Terry was none too pleased following the game, the Longhorns came back with wins over Baylor and Oklahoma. The loss at Brigham Young saw them allow 84 points, which was the third most allowed all season.

Max Abmas is the top scorer for Texas this season. The guard is scoring just shy of 18 points per game, while also dishing out 4.4 assists per game. Abmas and the Longhorns are averaging 77.1 points per game as a team. In the loss to BYU, Abmas went 4 of 12 from the field, and scored just 12 points.

Texas will start February with a road game at Texas Christian, before heading back home and taking on Iowa State and West Virginia. Texas is at Kansas on February 24th, 2024 in their only regular season meeting.

Longhorns Top Cougars

We anticipate this being a really good college basketball game. The national audience will get a chance to take a look at these two teams from the Lonestar state. We expect this game to go back and forth, with the Longhorns wanting to speed it up, and the Cougars wanting to slow it down.

When push comes to shove, we like Texas to win this game at home over Houston. Our final bet for this game on Monday is the Texas Longhorns +5.5 at home over the Houston Cougars. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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