The No. 2 Houston Cougars (24-3) and No. 11 Syracuse Orange (16-9) will meet on Saturday at 9:55 PM ET, live from Hinkle Fieldhouse and airing on TBS, with both teams looking for a spot in the NCAA Tournament Elite 8. Sportsbooks have declared Houston as the favorite to advance past the Sweet 16 in the Midwest Region bracket, giving the Cougars a 6.5-point edge.
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Point Total InsightsIn 12 of its 29 games this season (41.4%), Houston and its opponents have gone over the current total of 141. In 63% of Syracuse games this season (17/27), the total points scored was more than Saturday's over/under of 141. The two teams combine to average 153.3 points per game, 12.3 more than the over/under in this contest. The Cougars score seven more points per game (77.4) than the Orange give up (70.4). The Orange score an average of 75.9 points per game, 18.0 more points than the 57.9 the Cougars allow to opponents.
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Houston Betting DataHouston is good against the spread, going 19-7 on the season. The Cougars fare well when favored by at least 6.5 points, posting a 10-4 record against the spread. Houston has combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 0 times in 26 contests (0%).
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Syracuse Betting DataThe Orange have a 14-11 record against the spread, covering in 56.0% of their outings. The Orange have gone 6-6 against the spread when they are at least a 6.5-point underdog. In 0 out of Syracuse's 25 games this season, (0%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
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