Houston vs BYU Odds, Player Props & Predictions (Jan. 23)

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  • Big 12 newcomers Houston and BYU tangle connected Tuesday nighttime successful Provo, Utah
  • Houston is nan top-rated squad astatine KenPom and Haslametrics, while BYU is successful nan apical ten
  • See nan Houston vs BYU odds, subordinate props, and predictions for Tuesday night’s game

Both nan #4 Houston Cougars (16-2, 1-2 away, 9-8-1 ATS) and #21 BYU Cougars (14-4, 10-1 home, 12-6 ATS) are making beardown statements successful their inaugural play successful nan Big 12. On Tuesday night, Houston travels to nan Marriott Center successful Provo to quadrate disconnected pinch BYU astatine 9:00 p.m. ET.

Despite BYU owning a coagulated 10-1 grounds connected their location court, Houston is listed arsenic flimsy 2.5-point roadworthy favorite.

Houston vs BYU Odds

Team Spread Moneyline Total

Houston Cougars -2.5 (-110) -155 O  135.5 (-110)
BYU Cougars +2.5 (-110) +125 U 135.5 (-110)

The Houston vs BYU moneyline likelihood show Houston arsenic a -155 favourite and BYU a +125 location underdog. The over/under is sitting astatine 135.5 pinch -110 likelihood some ways.

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Houston (+1043) has risen each nan measurement to second-favorite successful nan latest March Madness title odds, trailing only Zach Edey’s Purdue (+821). While BYU is successful nan apical 10 astatine each awesome analytics sites, it only has nan 18th-best likelihood to triumph nan nationalist title (+4543).

Houston Shakes Off Losing Streak

Houston was dropped from nan ranks of nan unbeaten connected Jan. 9 during a 57-53 nonaccomplishment astatine Iowa State, which was abruptly followed by a heartbreaking 68-67 setback astatine TCU which dropped nan Cougars to 1-2 successful Big 12 play.

Kelvin Sampson’s squad responded pinch a brace of ascendant location wins, routing Texas Tech 77-54 connected Jan. 17 earlier dusting speech UCF 57-42 past Saturday successful a dismal violative capacity from some teams.

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The slow-paced Cougars (351st successful tempo) are getting double-digit contributions from guards LJ Cryer (15.2 PPG), Emanuel Sharp (12.5 PPG), and Jamal Shead (11.1 PPG), while constituent defender Shead is dishing retired 6.1 assists per crippled and large man J’Wan Roberts leads nan squad pinch 7.1 rebounds a night.

Rebounding is very overmuch a group effort for Houston, though. Seven different players are averaging astatine slightest 3.5 rebounds per game, and arsenic a squad they tract 5th retired of 362 DI teams successful violative rebound percent (39.9%).

Shorthanded BYU Falls to TTU

After racing retired to a 12-1 commencement to nan season, including a triumph complete past year’s nationalist runner-up San Diego State (22nd astatine KenPom), BYU has mislaid 3 of its past 5 and now sits a crippled nether .500 successful Big 12 play (2-3).

Last clip out, sans large man Noah Waterman (10.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG) who was retired pinch concussion-like symptoms, BYU fell 85-78 astatine Texas Tech (31st astatine KenPom), blowing a 48-32 halftime lead successful nan process.

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The blown lead continued a inclination from BYU’s 2 different caller losses; nan Cougars led Cincinnati 31-24 astatine halftime earlier losing 71-60 connected Jan. 6 (their only location nonaccomplishment of nan season) and led Baylor 39-33 astatine nan break during a 81-72 nonaccomplishment successful Waco connected Jan. 9.

Apart from falling isolated successful a fewer 2nd halves, it’s difficult to find overmuch responsibility pinch this year’s BYU team. They beryllium 13th successful violative ratio while shooting 36.8% from 3 (40th successful nan country) and 58.8% from 2 (ninth). They person nan 28th-best offensive-rebound percent (35.3%) while limiting opponents to conscionable a 22.5% offensive-rebound percent (eighth).

HOU vs BYU Player Props

Player Points Rebounds Assists Three-Pointers Made

Aly Khalifa (BYU) 8.5 (Ov -105 | Un -120) 5.5 (Ov -100 | Un -125) 3.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100) 1.5 (Ov +125 | Un -160)
Dallin Hall (BYU) 9.5 (Ov -110 | Un -115) 3.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 4.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 1.5  (Ov -125 | Un -135)
J’Wan Roberts (HOU) 9.5 (Ov -115 | Un -110) 7.5 (Ov -115 | Un -110) OFF OFF
Jamal Shead (HOU) 13.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 3.5 (Ov -145 | Un +110) 5.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110) 1.5 (Ov +135 | Un -175)
LJ Cryer (HOU) 14.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115) 2.5 (Ov -140 | Un +110) OFF 2.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100)
Spencer Johnson (BYU) 9.5 (Ov -125 | Un -100) 4.5 (Ov -130 | Un -100) 2.5 (Ov +150 | Un -195) 1.5 (Ov +170 | Un -220)

Player props from nan DraftKings app.  

Curiously, neither of BYU’s 2 starring scorers – Jaxson Robinson (13.9 PPG) and Trevin Knell (12.7 PPG) – are listed successful nan college hoops subordinate props for HOU vs BYU. So nan apical constituent totals connected nan committee beryllium to Houston’s Cryer (14.5) and Shead (13.5).

Houston vs BYU Prediction

This is simply a bully matchup for BYU. Not only do they person a pronounced home-court advantage astatine altitude successful Provo (which has an elevation moreover higher than Salt Lake City), they besides antagonistic what Houston does best: BYU is eighth successful nan state successful protect rebound percent (77.5%).

At nan aforesaid time, their propensity for blowing first-half leads is concerning, particularly pinch Waterman’s position unclear. (He’s a large portion of their rebounding efficacy.) So I consciousness amended astir their first-half moneyline, which is still listed astatine decent plus-money.

HOU vs BYU pick: BYU first-half moneyline (+114) – 2 units

Sascha Paruk’s 2023-24 NCAAM betting record:

  • ATS: 13-12 (-0.21 units)
  • Moneyline: 0-2 (-2.00 units)
  • Player props: 1-2 (-1.13 units)

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