Currently, the Houston Cougars (8-0) have the seventh-best odds among all college basketball teams to win the national championship at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, at +1700 on the moneyline.

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On Wednesday, December 6 at 8:00 PM ET, the Cougars take on the Rice Owls in a home game. Houston is a 28.5-point favorite, with the over/under set at 140.5.

Houston NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Odds

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
Current +1700 7th Bet $100 to win $1700
Preseason +2200 8th Bet $100 to win $2200

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Houston Team Stats

  • Houston averages 75.0 points per game (179th in college basketball) while giving up 50.4 per outing (first in college basketball). It has a +197 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 24.6 points per game.
  • The Cougars are 4-0 at home, 1-0 on the road and 3-0 in neutral-site games this year.

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Houston Quadrant Records

  • Q1 Record: 2-0 | Q2 Record: 1-0 | Q3 Record: 1-0 | Q4 Record: 4-0
  • Houston has tied for the fifth-most Quadrant 1 wins in the country (two).
  • Against Quadrant 2 teams, Houston is 1-0 (1.000%) -- tied for the 23rd-most victories.
  • Houston has tied for the 28th-most Quadrant 4 victories in the nation (four).

Quadrant records are based on computer rankings, not NCAA NET rankings. Here's what they mean: Quadrant 1: Home vs 1-30, Neutral vs 1-50, Away vs 1-75 | Quadrant 2: Home vs 31-75, Neutral vs 51-100, Away vs 76-135 | Quadrant 3: Home vs 76-160, Neutral vs 101-200, Away vs 136-240 | Quadrant 4: Home vs 161-plus, Neutral vs 201-plus, Away vs 241-plus

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Best Houston Players

  • The Cougars' scoring leader is LJ Cryer, who averages 17.8 points per game.
  • Houston is led in rebounding by J'wan Roberts' 8.3 rebounds per game and assists by Jamal Shead's 6.0 assists per game.
  • Cryer makes 3.4 threes per game to lead the Cougars.
  • Shead leads the team with 2.9 steals per game. Ja'Vier Francis collects 1.5 blocks a contest to pace Houston.

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