Right now, the Houston Cougars (9-0) are listed with the sixth-best odds in all of college basketball to win the national championship at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, at +1600 on the moneyline.

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The Cougars host the Jackson State Tigers. The two teams meet at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 9. Oddsmakers have not yet set odds for this matchup.

Houston NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Odds

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
Current +1600 6th Bet $100 to win $1600
Preseason +2200 8th Bet $100 to win $2200

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Houston Team Stats

  • Houston averages 75.0 points per game (171st in college basketball) while allowing 49.1 per contest (first in college basketball). It has a +233 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 25.9 points per game.
  • The Cougars are 5-0 at home, 1-0 on the road and 3-0 in neutral-site games this year.

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Houston Quadrant Records

  • Q1 Record: 2-0 | Q2 Record: 1-0 | Q3 Record: 2-0 | Q4 Record: 4-0
  • Houston has two wins against Quadrant 1 teams, tied for the fifth-most in the nation.
  • Houston has tied for the 31st-most Quadrant 2 victories in the country (one).
  • Houston has tied for the 16th-most Quadrant 3 wins in the nation (two).
  • Houston has tied for the 29th-most Quadrant 4 wins in the nation (four).

Quadrant records are based on computer rankings, not NCAA NET rankings. Here's what they mean: Quadrant 1: Home vs 1-30, Neutral vs 1-50, Away vs 1-75 | Quadrant 2: Home vs 31-75, Neutral vs 51-100, Away vs 76-135 | Quadrant 3: Home vs 76-160, Neutral vs 101-200, Away vs 136-240 | Quadrant 4: Home vs 161-plus, Neutral vs 201-plus, Away vs 241-plus

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Best Houston Players

  • LJ Cryer leads the Cougars in scoring, racking up 17.4 points per game.
  • Jamal Shead leads Houston with 6.2 assists per game and J'wan Roberts paces the team with 8.0 rebounds per contest.
  • Cryer knocks down 3.6 threes per game to lead the Cougars.
  • Shead leads the team with 2.8 steals per game. Ja'Vier Francis collects 1.4 blocks a contest to pace Houston.

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