Houston vs. UConn odds, line: 2020 college basketball picks, March 5 predictions from proven model

The Connecticut Huskies and the No. 21 Houston Cougars are set to square off in an AAC matchup at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at XL Center. The Huskies are 17-12 overall and 13-3 at home, while the Cougars are 22-7 overall and 6-5 on the road. UConn has won three straight games and four of the past five. Houston has won five of its past seven games. 

The Cougars are favored by two points in the latest Connecticut vs. Houston odds, and the over-under is set at 133. Before entering any Houston vs. UConn picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has crushed its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread the past three years, returning $2,770 to $100 players. It also entered Week 18 of the 2019-20 season on a 72-48 run on all top-rated college basketball picks. Anybody who followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Connecticut vs. Houston. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Houston vs. Connecticut:

  • Connecticut vs. Houston spread: Connecticut +2
  • Connecticut vs. Houston over-under: 133 points
  • Connecticut vs. Houston money line: Connecticut +109, Houston -132

What you need to know about Connecticut

UConn took its game against the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday by a conclusive 84-63 score. Christian Vital shot 5-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 27 points and six rebounds. James Bouknight double-doubled with 19 points and 10 rebounds. The Huskies had 42 points, a season high in any half. 

What you need to know about Houston

The Cougars had enough points to win and then some against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday, taking their contest 68-55. Nate Hinton and guard Marcus Sasser were among the main playmakers for Houston as the former had 16 points in addition to seven boards and the latter shot 5-for-12 from downtown and finished with 21 points and six boards. 

Sasser scored 12 points in the second half. He shot 8 of 16, including 5 of 12 on 3-pointers. The Cougars moved into a tie atop the AAC with Tulsa.

Houston beat UConn in the last meeting, 63-59 on Jan. 23. 

How to make Houston vs. Connecticut picks

SportsLine’s model has simulated UConn vs. Houston 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Houston vs. Connecticut? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the UConn vs. Houston spread you need to jump on Thursday, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks.

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