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    The No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (30-2, 17-1 AAC) are 9.5-point favorites in the AAC Tournament when they face off against the No. 4 seed Cincinnati Bearcats (21-11, 11-7 AAC) on Saturday at Dickies Arena, starting at 3:00 PM on ESPN2. Both teams hope to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Cougars vs. Bearcats?

    • Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    • Arena: Dickies Arena

    Betting Lines for Cougars vs. Bearcats

    Houston vs Cincinnati Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Houston -9.5 135.5

    Houston Betting Stats & Information

    • Houston is 25-2 in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 92.6%).
    • The Cougars have gone 19-1 in games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -537 or shorter (95% win percentage).
    • The Cougars have a 17-14-1 record against the spread this season.
    • The Bearcats are 2-1 against the spread when an underdog by 9.5 points or more this year.
    • Houston’s average point total in matchups this season is 131.7, 3.8 points fewer than the total in this game.

    Cincinnati Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Cincinnati has been the underdog eight times and won one of those games.
    • The Bearcats have played as an underdog of +394 or more once this season and lost that game.
    • So far this season, the Bearcats have compiled a 21-10-0 record against the spread.
    • The Bearcats are 2-1 against the spread when an underdog by 9.5 points or more this year.
    • Cincinnati’s games this season have averaged a total of 147.3 points, 11.8 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Houston vs. Cincinnati Season Stat Comparison

    Houston Rank Houston AVG Cincinnati AVG Cincinnati Rank
    87th 75.5 Points Scored 78.1 37th
    2nd 56.2 Points Allowed 69.2 151st
    16th 35.8 Rebounds 34 53rd
    8th 11.5 Off. Rebounds 9.5 89th
    105th 8 3pt Made 9.1 30th
    57th 14.9 Assists 16 21st
    10th 9.4 Turnovers 10.3 36th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Houston Cougars Leaders

    • The scoring leader for the Cougars this season is Marcus Sasser, who averages 17.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.
    • J’wan Roberts is Houston’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.3 per game, while Jamal Shead is its best passer, averaging 5.3 assists in each contest.
    • Sasser leads the Cougars in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Cincinnati Bearcats Leaders

    • Landers Nolley II is at the top of the Bearcats scoring leaderboard with 16.7 points per game. He also pulls down 5.6 rebounds and averages 2.7 assists per game.
    • The Cincinnati leaders in rebounding and assists are Viktor Lakhin with seven rebounds per game (he also adds 11.9 points and 0.6 assists per game) and David Dejulius with 5.2 assists per game (he also tacks on 14.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game).
    • Nolley knocks down 2.7 three-pointers per game, the most on the Bearcats.

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