Houston vs Wichita State: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 18, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 18, 2021

The Wichita State Shockers (12-4) will look to continue a four-game winning streak when they host the No. 6 Houston Cougars (17-2) on Thursday, February 18 at Charles Koch Arena as  underdogs. The game airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN2. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 18, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Houston Betting Information

  • The Cougars have covered the spread more often than not this season, putting together a record ATS of 13-5.
  • The Cougars have a winning record against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more, going 11-5 this season.
  • Houston and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 8 of 18 games this season (44.4%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Houston Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Quentin Grimes 17 16.9 6.5 2.1 1.2 0.2 2.7
Marcus Sasser 16 15.1 2.1 2.3 1.4 0.0 3.1
DeJon Jarreau 18 10.0 5.4 4.3 1.3 0.4 0.8
Tramon Mark 19 8.5 3.0 1.6 1.2 0.1 0.6
Justin Gorham 18 8.2 10.1 0.8 0.9 0.4 0.7

Wichita State Betting Information

  • The Shockers have typically come up short ATS this season, with a 6-7-1 record.
  • For the fourth time this season, the Shockers are at least a 7.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 0-3 against the spread.
  • Wichita State covered the over/under in 7 games this season, 50% of the 14 games they have played this season.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Wichita State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyson Etienne 16 17.3 3.6 2.3 0.8 0.1 2.9
Alterique Gilbert 16 10.2 3.1 3.7 1.5 0.1 1.2
Morris Udeze 16 9.8 3.6 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.0
Dexter Dennis 16 8.6 3.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.3
Ricky Council IV 15 7.5 4.5 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.5

Total Facts

  • Houston and its opponents have gone over Thursday’s 136.5 total in seven out of 19 games (36.8%) this season.
  • In 43.8% of Wichita State’s games this season (7 of 16), the total points scored was higher than Thursday’s 136.5-point over/under.
  • The total for the matchup of 136.5 is 12.9 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Cougars (76.5 points per game) and the Shockers (72.9 points per game).
  • This matchup’s total is 10.9 fewer points than the 125.6 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Cougars games is 133.8 points, 2.7 fewer than the over/under of 136.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 4.7 points separates the average total points bet in Shockers games (141.2 points) and this game’s over/under (136.5 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/6/2021 Houston Houston -11.5 135.5 -792 +537 Regular Season 70-63 HOU
2/9/2020 Houston Houston -4 133.5 -205 +165 Regular Season 76-43 HOU
1/18/2020 N/A Wichita State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-54 HOU
1/12/2019 N/A Houston N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-70 HOU

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