Houston Cougars vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Men’s Tournament Second Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 21, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 20, 2021, 4.10 PM

The No. 2 seed Houston Cougars (24-3) and the No. 10 seed Rutgers Scarlet Knights (15-11) square off in the NCAA Tournament second round, both looking to punch their ticket to the Sweet 16 of the Midwest Region bracket when they meet on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, tipping off at 7:10 PM ET. Houston is a 7.5-point favorite in the Round of 32 matchup, which airs on TBS.

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Houston vs Rutgers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -7.5 -107 -113 131.5 -112 -108 -340 270

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Point Total Insights

  • In 17 of its 28 games this season (60.7%), Houston and its opponents have gone over the current total of 131.5.
  • 2020-21 Rutgers games have had a higher total than Sunday's total on 17 of 27 occasions (63%).
  • These two squads combine to allow 125.6 points per game, 5.9 fewer than this contest's over/under.
  • The Cougars record 78 points per game, 10.2 more points than the 67.8 the Scarlet Knights give up.
  • The Scarlet Knights' 69.6 points per game are 11.8 more points than the 57.8 the Cougars give up to opponents.
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    Houston Betting Data

  • Against the spread, Houston has been strong this season, posting a 19-7 record.
  • The Cougars fare well when favored by at least 7.5 points, posting a 10-4 record against the spread.
  • The Cougars have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 0 of 26 games (0%).
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    Houston Leaders

    Cougars Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Quentin Grimes 16 19.9 5.9 2.0 1.6 0.4 3.7
    Marcus Sasser 15 13.3 2.1 1.9 1.1 0.1 2.8
    Dejon Jarreau 17 9.7 5.8 4.2 1.5 0.6 1.0
    Justin Gorham 17 7.9 8.4 1.4 0.6 0.5 0.5
    Cameron Tyson 11 6.8 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.0 2.1

    Rutgers Betting Data

  • Rutgers has covered the spread in half of its contests, going 0-0 ATS.
  • The Scarlet Knights have gone 0-0 against the spread when they are at least a 7.5-point underdog.
  • The Scarlet Knights and their opponents have hit the over in half of their matchups this season -- 0 of 0.
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    Rutgers Leaders

    Scarlet Knights Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Jacob Young 17 15.2 2.1 4.3 2.2 0.1 1.0
    Montez Mathis 18 9.8 3.3 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.9
    Geo Baker 15 9.6 2.9 3.2 1.1 0.7 1.4
    Myles Johnson 18 7.8 9.4 0.8 1.2 2.4 0.0
    Paul Mulcahy 18 6.3 3.4 2.7 0.5 0.5 0.7
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