Houston Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats: 2/21/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 21, 2021

The Cincinnati Bearcats (7-7) will look to build on a four-game win streak when they visit the No. 6 Houston Cougars (17-3) on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Fertitta Center as big, 12.5-point underdogs. The contest airs at 1:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under of 136.

Betting Information

Houston vs Cincinnati Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -12.5 -110 -110 136 -109 -113 -1000 630

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Houston vs Cincinnati
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Houston (-12.5) Under (136) Houston 75 Cincinnati 61

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Total Facts

  • In 35% of their opportunities this season (seven of 20 chances), the Cougars and their opponents have combined to put up more than this matchup’s over/under of 136 points.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents have added up to score more than 136 points in 71.4% of their games this year (10 of 14 opportunities).
  • These two teams average a combined 144.7 points per game, 8.7 more points than the over/under of 136 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 127.9 points per game, 8.1 fewer than the point total in this game.
  • The average total the Cougars have had set in games this year is 2.4 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average over/under in Bearcats games this year is 2.9 more points than the point total of 136 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Cougars record 5.7 more points per game (75.8) than the Bearcats give up (70.1).
  • Houston is 11-1 overall and 9-0 against the spread when scoring more than 70.1 points.
  • Cincinnati has compiled a 0-3 record against the spread and a 0-3 record overall in games when it gives up more than 75.8 points.
  • The Bearcats’ 68.9 points per game are 11.1 more points than the 57.8 the Cougars give up.
  • Cincinnati has put together a 3-0 ATS record and a 7-6 overall record in games it scores more than 57.8 points.
  • Houston has an ATS record of 0-1 and a 0-1 record overall when its opponents score more than 68.9 points.
  • The Cougars have out-scored their opponents by a total of 359 points this season (18 points per game on average), and opponents of the Bearcats have out-scored them by only 17 more points on the year (1.2 per game).

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Houston Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Houston has been strong this season, posting a 13-6 record.
  • When favored by at least 12.5 points, the Cougars have fared well against the spread, putting up a 7-3 record.
  • Houston and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 8 of 19 games this season (42.1%).

Cincinnati Betting Information

  • Cincinnati has a losing record against the spread, going 3-10 ATS (covering only 23.1% of the time).
  • The Bearcats and their opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 10 of 13 (76.9%).

Head to Head

Houston vs Cincinnati (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/1/2020 Houston -5 132.5 -239 +190 Regular Season 68-55 UH
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 64-62 CIN
3/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-69 UH
2/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-58 UH

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Houston Leaders

  • The Cougars scoring leader is Quentin Grimes, who averages 16.7 per contest to go with 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
  • Justin Gorham leads the Cougars in rebounding, averaging 9.8 per game, while DeJon Jarreau leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.2 in each contest.
  • Marcus Sasser leads the Cougars in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.9 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Sasser and Brison Gresham lead the Cougars on the defensive end, with Sasser leading the team in steals averaging 1.5 per game and Gresham in blocks averaging 1.6 per contest.

Cincinnati Leaders

  • Keith Williams is at the top of the Bearcats scoring leaderboard with 14.7 points per game. He also pulls down 4.3 rebounds and averages 1.8 assists per game.
  • Tari Eason is at the top of the Bearcats rebounding leaderboard with 5.5 rebounds per game, and David Dejulius leads the squad in assists with 4.7 per outing.
  • Jeremiah Davenport’s 1.6 made threes per game lead the Bearcats.
  • The Bearcats’ leader in steals is Williams with 1.1 per game, and Chris Vogt is their leader in blocks with 1.1 per game.
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