Houston vs UCF Betting Prediction, Odds for 3/6/24

Houston vs UCF Betting Prediction, Odds for 3/6/24

Houston vs UCF Betting prediction and wagering odds for this game set for March 6, 2024. Place a bet on this college basketball game now.

Houston vs UCF Betting Odds

These are the Houston vs UCF Betting odds:

HOUSTON -8.5 -400 Over 131
CENTRAL FLORIDA +8.5 +310 Under 131

Houston vs UCF Betting Prediction

Here is our Houston vs UCF Betting prediction.

The number one ranked Houston Cougars play the Central Florida Knights in Florida on Wednesday night. The Cougars have been great in their first season in the Big 12.

They have an overall record of 26-3 and a 13-3 record in the conference, which puts them in first place. Also in their first season in the Big 12, UCF has a record of 15-13 overall and 6-10 in the Big 12.

They are in 11th place in the league. Saturday at 7:00 PM EST is when the opening tap will happen.

Houston Cougars Betting Prediction

First we have the Houston vs UCF Betting prediction for the Cougars.

On Saturday, the Houston Cougars beat Oklahoma 87–85 on the road, giving them their seventh straight win. With.4 seconds left, Jamal Shead hit a put-back of his miss to steal the win. Oklahoma came back from 15 points down to beat the Cougars again and stay the best team in the country. LJ Cryer scored 23 points, making 5 of 9 shots from 3-point range.

With 20 points from J’Wan Roberts and 14 points from Shead, the Cougars shot 57% for the night.

“On the last shot, the most important thing was to get it to the basket. We were only going to shoot things 5-feet away. We won that game by getting an offensive rebound and putting it in. There were three other chances to win: a whistle, making the shot, or having the ball go in.” Houston’s head coach Kelvin Sampson said.

The Houston Cougars have done very well in their first season in the Big 12. They are currently in first place in the conference standings and the country as a whole. This season, the Cougars have scored the sixth most points in the Big 12.

They make 9th percent of their field goals and 6th percent of their three-point shots. Also, they make the seventh most three-pointers per game. When it comes to stopping points, the Cougars are third in the league.

They defend field goals second best and three-pointers fourth best. With a third-place finish in the Big 12, the Cougars are tough on the boards. They’re very good at playing basketball; they have the fewest mistakes per game in the Big 12.

UCF Knights Betting Prediction

Now, we have the Houston vs UCF Betting prediction for the Knights.

So far, the UCF Knights’ first season in the Big 12 has been up and down. Seven of the Knights’ last ten games have been losses, putting them in a bad spot. The Knights lost a close game at home on Saturday to the 8th-ranked Iowa State Cyclones 60–52. With 13 points, Jaylen Sellers, 11 points from Shemarri Allen, and 10 points from Darius Johnson, three players scored in double figures.

“I believe that both teams played very well. I’m really impressed with how well they protect and stay connected. I’m also impressed with how well they made plays down the stretch. That’s what they do: they make it hard for you every time you have the ball in the half court. We looked at each other. I thought we had a few looks, but we just couldn’t knock them down in the last four minutes.” UCF head coach Johnny Dawkin said.

“Part of that is because of the stress and wear and tear they put on you 36 minutes before that. I felt like we were a little doing the same thing to them. In a game like that, I thought we had a few good chances when we were open. Those shots had to go in.” the coach finished.

On Wednesday night, UCF will play the Cougars, who are also in their first year in the Big 12. They will have a tough game to finish the year strong. This season, the Knights have given up the fewest points per game in their league. They make the fewest field goals and three-point field goals of any team in the league.

When it comes to 3-pointers made per game, the Knights are 11th in the Big 12. The Knights are first in the league this season in stopping other teams from scoring. They defend field goals fourth and three-pointers fifth. Also, the Knights are good at getting boards. They are fourth in the conference in total rebounds per game. They have the seventh-fewest mistakes per game in the Big 12.

Best Bet for this Game

After a close game at Oklahoma on Saturday, the Cougars pulled off a last-second win. The Cougars should want to finish the season with two straight wins so that they can get closer to the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Up against UCF, which has the worst offense in the Big 12, Houston’s defense should be able to win.

UCF ranks last in almost every important offensive measure, and now they have to deal with the Cougars’ tough defense. The Cougars’ attack is better in terms of both efficiency and output, so they should be able to get out to a big lead.

In the first game, the Cougars only scored 57 points, but they stopped the Knights’ offense totally and only let them score 42 points. You can expect the same level of defense in this game as well.

Prediction: Houston to Cover

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