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How and what to watch for Central Florida vs. No. 11 Houston

We go over how to watch Sunday’s Men’s basketball matchup between Central Florida and Houston.

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Houston Cougars players react after a play against the Tulane Green Wave during the second half at Fertitta Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best men’s basketball teams in the American Athletic Conference is set to face off against one of the worst on Sunday. No. 11 Houston will host Central Florida in hopes of maintaining control of the conference.

The Cougars are 10-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play. Former Kansas Jayhawk Quentin Grimes leads Houston in points per game with 17.7 in his second year with the team. The Knights are 3-4 overall and 1-3 in conference play, and are looking to snap a three-game losing streak that began with a loss to Houston in December. Brandon Mahan leads is one of UCF’s few bright spots and leads the team with 15.6 points per game.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Central Florida vs. Houston on Sunday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Houston -14
Point Total: 131
Money line: Central Florida +850, Houston -1667

  • Central Florida is 2-4 ATS in their last six games, and the under has hit in five of their last seven outings.
  • Houston is 6-3 vs. the number in their last 9, with the under coming in in five of their last six games.

The Best Bet

Houston only topped UCF by 11 earlier this season, but is a much better team and should benefit from playing at home this time around. The Cougars have won by double-digits in every home game but one so it’s only natural for them to stay hot on their own turf against a lesser opponent.

Pick: Houston -14

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