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NCAAB Picks Today: UCF Hangs With Houston

The No. 1 Houston Cougars are 8½-point road favorites versus the UCF Knights. The over-under is set at 130½ points in today’s college basketball game.

Let’s take a look at our college basketball predictions for this Big 12 matchup.

NCAAB Picks Today: UCF Hangs With Houston
NCAAB Picks Today: UCF Hangs With Houston

Houston vs UCF Game Information

  1. Game: No.1 Houston (26-3, 13-3 Big12) vs UCF (15-13, 6-10)
  2. Date/Time: Wednesday, Mar. 6, 7 p.m. ET
  3. Location: Addition Financial Arena, Orlando, FL
  4. Houston vs UCF Live Stream: TBS.com


The UCF Knights (15-13) is an 8½-point favorite versus the No. 1 Houston Cougars (26-3) in our college basketball odds. This Big 12 matchup tips off on Wednesday, Mar. 6 at 7 p.m. ET from Orlando. Fans can stream the action on ESPN+.


Houston vs UCF Odds and Spreads


  1. UCF has rewarded bettors going 16-12 against the spread (ATS) in our NCAA basketball odds.
  2. Houston is 13-14-2 ATS this season.
  3. The Knights are 11-6 in home matchups.
  4. Houston is 26-3 straight up as a favorite.
  5. UCF is the No. 18 ranked team with 5.07 blocks per game.
  6. The over has hit in five of the Cougars’ last six road games.
  7. UCF has gone under the total in 15 games, with the over hitting in 13 matchups.
  8. Houston boasts the No. 1 rated defense in the nation allowing just 57.2 points per contest.


Houston vs UCF Over/Under Pick: Under 130½ Points

The last time these two teams squared off they combined for 99 points on Jan. 20. This is a number we are now seeing top offensive teams topping on their own.

Both these teams play at a slower pace and rely on defense to win games. Hopefully, the two teams can combine to top 100 points this time around. We are still expecting a low-scoring game.

Bet online the under in this Houston-UCF game.


Houston vs UCF ATS Pick: UCF +8½

UCF may be near the bottom of the Big 12 standings, but the Knights are playing good basketball to close out the regular season. The Knights have won two of their last three games, including a 17-point victory against Texas Tech.

Houston looked like the superior team in their January matchup. Yet, it would not be a surprise if the Knights hang around.

UCF has played well at home and the Knights have a few upsets on their resume. The Knights’ marquee wins include victories over Kansas, Texas, and Texas Tech.

Take UCF to cover the spread at BetUS sportsbook.


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Houston vs UCF Prediction

Houston 66, UCF 60



Questions Of The Day

What are Houston’s odds of winning the college basketball national championship?

Houston is second in the national championship odds at +700.

What team is a better bet to cover the spread: Houston or UCF?

We like UCF to cover the +8½-point spread against Houston.


The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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