While there are only two ranked teams in action on the Thursday night college basketball slate, the No. 9 Houston Cougars are one of just three remaining one-loss teams in the country this season.
And the Cougars are putting this near-perfect record on the line
UConn vs Houston Basketball Prediction
The ninth-ranked #Houston Cougars are having a storybook season and will look to keep rolling tonight at the #UConn Huskies. Can Houston win its 24th game out of 25 while also covering the spread? https://t.co/OalOAFOsqE— TheSpread.com (@TheSpread) February 14, 2019
Derek Patrick of The Spread supports what appears to be one of the fewer predictions taking UConn plus eight points at home against the visiting Cougars. Patrick also placed a lot of stock in the fact that UConn has been hot in its last four games, which he predicts will carry over to a finish within eight points of No. 9 Houston.
ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor
Even though a handful of the previous predictions favor the Cougars by a wide margin, ESPN's BPI calculator only gives the Cougars a 63.7 percent chance of winning by any margin, let alone nine or more points.
Overall, three of our four highlighted predictions for the Houston-UConn matchup prefer the Cougars, with the fourth backing the Huskies plus eight points.
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