11/16/2022; Houston, TX, USA; The Houston Cougars’ Ramon Walker Jr. (3) drives into the basket for Texas Southern Tigers forward Shaqir O’Neal (23) during the second half at the Fertitta Center. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
- #3 Houston is a 6.5-point road favorite over Oregon on Sunday night
- The Cougars start 4-0
- For a look at the Houston vs Oregon odds and matchup, see below with a prediction
#3 Houston will be looking to perfect its record when it visits Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene Oregon on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Houston (4-0) beat Texas Southern 83-48 on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Oregon (2-1) earned an 81-51 win over Montana State after being upset at home by UC-Irvine four days earlier.
Houston vs Oregon Odds
|team||money line||Spread||In total|
|Houston||-275||-6.5 (-110)||Over 133.5 (-105)|
|Oregon||+220||+6.5 (-110)||Below 133.5 (-115)|
Odds as of November 19th at BetMGM.
Houston is a 6.5-point favorite and a -275 pick on the moneyline, giving the Cougars an implied winning percentage of 73.33% in college basketball odds. Houston has +1600 NCAA tournament championship odds while Oregon is listed at +2500.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN.
Houston Betting Outlook
Senior guard Marcus Sasser has been better than ever this season after his 2021-22 season was abandoned after 12 games with a broken foot. He averages 16.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.3 steals.
Consistency has always been one of Sasser’s hallmarks. He has at least 19 points in three of Houston’s four games.
Sasser had 15 points in the first half against Texas Southern. He finished with 20 points, six assists and five rebounds.
— SLAM University (@slam_university) November 15, 2022
Freshman forward Jerace Walker added 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and six rebounds. A likely lottery pick in next year’s NBA draft, Walker is averaging 13.0 points and 7.3 rebounds.
Junior guard Tramon Mark has an 11.3 scoring average after missing much of last season with a shoulder injury. Junior forward J’Wan Roberts is 11.3 points and rebounding 6.0 rebounds per game. Junior guard Jamal Shead averages 6.5 assists per game.
Roberts scored 10 points and shot 51.7% (31 of 60) in Houston on Wednesday. The Cougars had assists in 19 of those baskets and outplayed Texas Southern 50-24 in the paint.
Houston allowed Texas Southern to shoot from just 36.7% (18 of 49) overall and 18.8% (3 of 16) from beyond the arc. The Cougars have kept every one of their opponents at 37% or less.
Houston turned 18 turnovers into 21 points while having just seven freebies.
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Oregon Betting Trends
Senior center N’Faly Dante, Oregon’s top scorer, is a question for Sunday. He injured his hip in the second half of the win against Montana State.
Dante averages 14.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.
Junior guard Keeshawn Barthelemy averages 10.7 points and 2.7 assists. Sophomore center Nate Bittle is scoring 10.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
Breaking: Nate Bittle, ESPN’s No. 8 prospect in the Class of 2021, has announced his commitment to @OregonMBB 🦆 🦆🦆
— Sports Center (@Sports Center) 09/15/2020
Against Montana State, freshman center Kal’el Ware led Oregon off the bench with 16 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes. He doubled his career as a goalscorer.
Senior guard Will Richardson had 12 points and six assists and senior forward Quincy Guerrier contributed 11 points and seven rebounds. Bittle and Barthelemy, a transfer from Colorado, each added 10 points.
Oregon consistently had the better game, including a 40-29 lead in rebounding.
The Ducks shot 53.3% (32 of 60) overall and 44.4% (12 of 27) in threes. Conversely, Montana State was only 19 of 59 (32.2%) and 4 of 24 (16.7%).
Houston vs. Oregon trends
Houston scored a 78-49 win over Oregon in Paradise, Nevada last season. Sasser had 14 points for the Cougars. Houston probably won’t win this meet by a wide margin, but they may be the best team in the country and are capable of covering the spread on the road.
Choice: Houston -6.5 (-110)
CBK season record: 6-3 (+2.7 units) ATS
John Perrotto has been reporting and writing about sports for various media outlets for over 40 years. His work has been published in magazines such as USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and others. John lives in Beaver Falls, PA.