Who's Playing

NW State @ No. 15 Houston

Current Records: NW State 1-6; Houston 5-1

What to Know

The #15 Houston Cougars will take on the NW State Demons at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Fertitta Center. Houston is out to keep their three-game home win streak alive.

The Cougars can't say they have nothing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week. They made easy work of the Oregon Ducks last Wednesday and carried off a 78-49 win. Houston's forward Fabian White Jr. filled up the stat sheet, picking up 15 points in addition to seven rebounds. White Jr.'s performance made up for a slower game against the Wisconsin Badgers last week.

Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for NW State as they fell 72-68 to the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on Sunday.

Houston is the favorite in this one, with an expected 31.5-point (!) margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (4-2), so they might be worth a quick bet.

Houston's victory brought them up to 5-1 while the Demons' loss pulled them down to 1-6. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: The Cougars rank 11th in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 55.7 on average. Less enviably, NW State has allowed their opponents to shoot 49.90% from the floor on average, which is the 348th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked against NW State.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fertitta Center -- Houston, Texas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.00


The Cougars are a big 31.5-point favorite against the Demons, according to the latest college basketball odds.

Bettors have moved against the Cougars slightly, as the game opened with the Cougars as a 33-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Houston won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.

  • Nov 19, 2018 - Houston 82 vs. NW State 55

Injury Report for Houston

  • Ramon Walker Jr.: Out (Hand)
  • Kiyron Powell: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)

Injury Report for NW State

No Injury Information