Friday's contest features the Houston Cougars (4-0) and the Utah Utes (3-0) matching up at TD Arena in what is expected to be a tight matchup, with a projected 69-67 win for Houston according to our computer prediction. Tipoff is at 4:30 PM ET on November 17.

Based on our computer prediction, Utah should cover the point spread, which is listed at 9.5. The two sides are projected to go over the 133.5 total.

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Houston vs. Utah Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Where: Charleston, South Carolina
  • Venue: TD Arena
  • Line: Houston -9.5
  • Point Total: 133.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): Houston -550, Utah +380

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Houston vs. Utah Score Prediction

  • Prediction: Houston 69, Utah 67

Spread & Total Prediction for Houston vs. Utah

  • Pick ATS: Utah (+9.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (133.5)

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Houston Performance Insights

  • Last season, Houston was 98th in the country on offense (74.9 points scored per game) and second-best on defense (57.5 points conceded).
  • On the boards, the Cougars were 13th-best in college basketball in rebounds (35.9 per game) last season. They were 17th-best in rebounds allowed (27.6 per game).
  • Last season Houston was ranked 62nd in the country in assists with 14.7 per game.
  • With 7.7 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 34% from beyond the arc last season, the Cougars were 134th and 183rd in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.
  • Last year, Houston was 64th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.3 per game) and second-best in defensive 3-point percentage (27.9%).
  • Houston took 37.9% percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line last season, and 28.1% of its made shots are from there. Inside the arc, it attempted 62.1% of its shots, with 71.9% of its makes coming from there.

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