Game: College Basketball: Utah State v Houston Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAB Betting Odds & Lines, Utah State vs Houston Picks & Utah State vs Houston Predictions
Date: Thursday, Dec 20, 2018
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, Fertitta Center
TV Channel: ESPN3
Best Houston Cougars Lines: -5½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 141: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NCAA Basketball, we will see Utah State at Houston.
Utah State is currently 9-2 and the Aggies are coming off an 86-48 win over Alabama State. Sam Merrill finished with 16 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals. He is their leading scorer, averaging 20.2 points per game and 4 assists. Queta leads the Aggies in rebounding with 8.4 per game. As a team, Utah State is averaging 84 points per game on nearly 50% shooting for the field. Utah State is also very solid defensively, limiting their opponents to just 36.5% shooting from the field.
The Houston Cougars are one of the few teams in the country still unbeaten. They improved to 10-0 after beating Saint Louis by 68-64. Corey Davis Jr. led the team with 17 points but his shooting wasn’t very good as he missed many opportunities. As a team, Houston is averaging 75.3 points per game on 44.9% shooting from the field.
This will be a narrow game for the most part but I believe that Houston will get things done late in the game. Houston are battle tested with wins over Oklahoma State, Oregon, and LSU. That is why they should be able to cover the spread which is not very big.