Houston Futures: Odds to Win the College Basketball National Championship

Posted on January 27, 2023

The Houston Cougars (33-3) are currently among the favorites to win the 2022-23 College Basketball National Championship, with +360 odds to win it all (second-best in college basketball) as they prepare for a matchup against the Miami Hurricanes on Friday, March 24 at 7:15 PM ET.

Bookmakers have the Cougars at -2500 to win the postseason tournament in the AAC.

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Houston Futures: Odds to Win the National Championship

Odds NCAA Rank Payout
+360 2nd Bet $100 to win $360
  • The Cougars’ national championship odds (+360) rank them second-best in college basketball, the same as our computer rankings.
  • Houston’s current national championship odds are +360. When compared to its preseason odds (+900), that’s the 80th-biggest change in the country.
  • Based on their most recent odds (+360), the Cougars sport a 21.7% chance of winning the national championship.

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Houston NCAA Tournament Resume

  • On December 17, the Cougars captured their best win of the season, a 69-61 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers, who rank No. 14 in the AP’s Top 25.
  • Houston has been victorious in four of six games (66.7% win percentage) this season against teams ranked in the AP’s Top 25.
  • According to the RPI, the Cougars have nine wins over Quadrant 1 opponents, tied for the ninth-most in the nation.
  • When facing Quadrant 2 opponents (based on the RPI), Houston is 6-0 (1.000%) — tied for the 19th-most wins.
  • When facing Quadrant 3 teams (based on the RPI), the Cougars are 9-1 (.900%) — tied for the 17th-most wins.
  • The Coogs are playing the 85th-ranked schedule (based on our predictions) this year.
  • Houston has one game left versus teams with poorer records, and one game versus teams with above .500 records.

Top Houston Performers

  • Marcus Sasser: 16.9 PTS, 1.6 STL, 44.2 FG%, 38.8 3PT% (94-for-242)
  • J’wan Roberts: 10.3 PTS, 7.8 REB, 1.4 BLK, 61.5 FG%
  • Jamal Shead: 10.4 PTS, 5.4 AST, 1.8 STL, 41.1 FG%, 31.4 3PT% (44-for-140)
  • Jarace Walker: 11.0 PTS, 1.2 BLK, 47.4 FG%, 34.7 3PT% (33-for-95)
  • Tramon Mark: 10.0 PTS, 1.1 STL, 39.4 FG%, 32.7 3PT% (37-for-113)

Houston’s Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent H/A Time (ET)
Fri, Mar 24 Miami (FL) H 7:15 PM

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