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Houston (-2, 129 ) at UCF – 7:00 PM EST – CBSSN

Two teams sit tied atop the American Athletic Conference at 8-1 as both teams hit the road on Thursday night. Cincinnati travels to Memphis, while Houston (21-1 SU, 14-7-1 ATS) heads to Orlando to square off with the third-place squad in the conference, UCF (16-4 SU, 10-9-1 ATS).

The Cougars picked up their sixth consecutive win last Thursday in a revenge spot by beating Temple, 73-66. Houston avenged its only loss of the season which came at Temple in early January, but the Cougars failed to cash in the second matchup as 9 -point home favorites. Corey Davis, Jr. led the Cougars with 24 points, as Houston overcame 4-of-18 shooting from three-point range and 13 missed free throws.

The Knights rebounded from an ugly 77-57 defeat at Memphis on January 27 to slip past UConn last Thursday, 73-67. UCF built a 12-point halftime edge, but the Huskies rallied back to get within the number and pick up the narrow cover as seven-point road ‘dogs. B.J. Taylor paced the Knights with 21 points, as UCF outscored UConn, 25-10 from the charity stripe.

Houston has put together a solid 5-1 SU/ATS mark on the road this season, while UCF has failed to cover the spread in five of the past six games with the only ATS win coming against last-place Tulane. Last season, the Cougars captured two matchups with the Knights, including a 69-65 victory in Orlando. The second meeting took place in the AAC tournament as Houston crushed UCF, 84-56 as nine-point favorites.
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