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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Point Total InsightsIn 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 DataAgainst 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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Rutgers Betting DataRutgers 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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