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    The No. 3 Houston Cougars (13-1, 1-0 AAC) are heavily favored (-16) to build on a four-game win streak when they host the UCF Knights (10-3, 1-0 AAC) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at Fertitta Center. The point total for the matchup is set at 119.5.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cougars vs. Knights

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 31, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Arena: Fertitta Center
    Houston vs UCF Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Houston -16 119.5

    Houston Betting Stats & Information

    • Houston has been the moneyline favorite 10 times this season. They’ve gone 9-1 in those games.
    • The Cougars have never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -2500 or shorter.
    • The Cougars are 10-4-0 against the spread this season.
    • The average total in Houston’s games this year is 5.6 more points than the total of 119.5 in this game.

    UCF Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, UCF has been the underdog four times and won three of those games.
    • The Knights have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +1017.
    • So far this year, the Knights have compiled a 7-5-1 record against the spread.
    • UCF’s games this year have averaged an over/under of 129.5 points, 10 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Houston vs. UCF Season Stat Comparison

    Houston Rank Houston AVG UCF AVG UCF Rank
    129th 75.3 Points Scored 69.8 230th
    1st 49.9 Points Allowed 59.6 16th
    20th 37.4 Rebounds 33.2 151st
    9th 12.4 Off. Rebounds 10.9 46th
    192nd 7.4 3pt Made 8.4 85th
    91st 14.9 Assists 13.7 172nd
    19th 10 Turnovers 12.6 198th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Houston Cougars Leaders

    • Marcus Sasser leads the Cougars in scoring, tallying 15.7 points per game to go with 2.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists.
    • Houston’s leading rebounder is J’wan Roberts averaging 7.2 boards per game and its best passer is Jamal Shead and his 5.6 assists per game.
    • The Cougars get the most three-point shooting production out of Sasser, who makes 2.1 threes per game.

    UCF Knights Leaders

    • The Knights’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Taylor Hendricks with 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
    • Darius Johnson notches more assists than any other UCF player with 4.5 per game. He also averages 11.8 points and pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game.
    • Ithiel Horton is consistent from three-point range and leads the Knights with 2.1 made threes per game.

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