According to odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cincinnati Bearcats opened as 5.5-point underdogs to Big 12 rival Houston Cougars.
Cincinnati improved to 15-7 with an impressive 75-72 win over Texas Tech, while Houston fell to 19-3 following a 78-65 loss at Kansas last week.
Despite being underdogs entering the matchup, the Bearcats should be able to stay within reach and have a chance to pull off a pivotal upset.
It will be important for Cincinnati to find success scoring around the paint and get off to a quality start against Houston's stout defensive unit.
Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats open as 5.5-point underdogs against Houston
For the first time in a decade, the Bearcats have recorded a second road win over a ranked team with the thrilling triumph against Texas Tech.
Make sure to preview the upcoming matchup with pregame odds, players to watch, quotes and more as Cincinnati prepares for Houston.
The Bearcats will look to snap a 9-game losing streak versus Houston including a blowout loss in the AAC Tournament semifinals last season.
Wes Miller's team is hoping to pick up a second straight win over a ranked opponent and move to 5-5 in Big 12 play with a victory this weekend!