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Houston vs Oregon Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 20 (Cougars Keep Building Momentum With Big Win)

Larry Rupp
Houston vs Oregon prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Houston vs Oregon prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Terrance Williams
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Houston vs Oregon Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 3 Houston Cougars (4-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Oregon Ducks (2-1, 2-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Matthew Knight Arena — Eugene, OR
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with an exciting matchup between the No. 3 Houston Cougars and Oregon Ducks. Houston has won each of its first four games by at least 26 points, including a 83-48 victory over Texas Southern on Wednesday. Marcus Sasser dropped 20 points.

Meanwhile, Oregon is coming off an 81-51 thrashing of Montana State on Tuesday. Five different Ducks players scored in double digits as the team shot a stellar 53.35% from the floor. Freshman Kel'el Ware led the way with 16 points and 7 rebounds off the bench for head coach Dana Altman.

Houston vs Oregon Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: HOU: (-310) | ORE: (+245)
Spread: HOU: -7.5 (-102) | ORE: +7.5 (-120)
Total: 132.5 —Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

Houston enters this contest as clear road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 132.5 points, which is below average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

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Houston vs Oregon Prediction & Pick

There's no denying that Houston has one of the best defenses in the country. The Cougars simply smother opposing teams, allowing only 46.0 points per game (No. 2 in NCAA) on a shooting mark of just 28.4% (No. 2 in NCAA). Expect more of the same from head coach Kelvin Sampson's team here.

Oregon doesn't have the depth to make offensive adjustments and keep up with the likes of Sasser and Jarace Walker on Sunday. It's worth pointing out that the Ducks have also already shown they are vulnerable at home, losing to UC Irvine by a score of 69-56. This one has blowout written all over it.

Final Score Prediction: Houston: 74 | Oregon: 60

Houston vs Oregon Betting Trends

- Houston is 10-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Houston's last five away games.
- Oregon is 18-1 straight up in its last 19 home games played on a Sunday.
- The total has hit the under in five of Oregon's last six home games.

Houston vs Oregon Best Bet

The Cougars have advantages all over this game. As mentioned above, they play a bruising style of defense and have the stars to run up the score on offense. Houston also shoots 71.8% from the free throw line (T-No. 154 in NCAA), which greatly outshines Oregon's mark of 56.5% (No. 345 in NCAA).

Houston is a commanding 10-1 against the spread in its last 11 games dating back to the end of the last season. The Cougars are 3-1 straight up across four all-time matchups against the Ducks as well. The most recent meeting featured a 78-49 Houston win at the Fertitta Center on November 24, 2021.

Bet: Houston Cougars -7.5 (-102)

Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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