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Houston Cougars at Kansas Jay Hawks 2/3/24 - College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks

Posted on 3 February 2024 by Cameron Ross

Houston Cougars vs. Kansas Jayhawks


Feb. 03, 2024

TV: n/a
Latest Odds : HOU

The Houston Cougars are the number 4 ranked team in the nation and will continue a conference road trip on Saturday. Houston has won 19 of 21 games and carry a long winning streak into Saturday. The Houston offense has carried the team this season averaging 74 points on 43.6% shooting. Defensively the Cougars are one of the best teams in the country allowing less than 53 points per game this year.

Defensively Houston did just enough in their last outing giving up 72 points including just seven in the overtime on 43.3% shooting and forced him turnovers. Offensively Houston did the work pouring in the 76 points on 41.2% shooting and knocked down 8 triples in the game. Jamal Shead carried the load for the Houston offense with 25 points on 24 shots.

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The Kansas Jayhawks come into Saturday ranked #8 in the country after winning three of the last five following a 29 point blowout of Oklahoma State. Defensively Kansas had one of their best games in their last outing giving up just 54 points on 29.3% shooting and forced 10 turnovers after winning the rebounding battle by double digits. Offensively Kansas dominated pouring in 83 points on 57.6% shooting and 44.4% from beyond the arc.

Kevin McCullar Jr. has led the way for the Kansas offense this season averaging 19.8 points per game. Big man Hunter Dickinson averages 18.7 points and a team leading 11.2 rebounds, while KJ Adams Jr. chips in 12.8 points per game. Point guard Dajuan Harris Jr. averages 7.4 points and a team high 6.9 assists.

Recent Betting Trends:

Houston has hit the 1H Moneyline in 31 of their last 36 games

Houston has hit the Moneyline in 20 of their last 24 games

Houston has hit the Game Total Under in 21 of their last 36 games

Kansas has hit the Moneyline in 16 of their last 18 games at home 

Kansas has hit the Game Total Under in 20 of their last 34 games

Free Betting Pick: Houston Cougars

This is a top 10 matchup for Saturday carrying big time conference implications. Despite being on the road Houston is the better team and will get it done. Kansas has been up and down somewhat this year and will have issues against the Houston defensive pressure. Take Houston to do the work down the stretch leading to the win and cover. Final Score Prediction, Houston Cougars win and cover 75-70

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