HOUSTON Odds: Schedule, Matchups, & Stats
|Sep 2, 2023||UTSA||+2.5 /||12:00 AM ET|
|Sep 9, 2023||@Rice||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Sep 16, 2023||TCU||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Sep 23, 2023||Sam Houston||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Sep 30, 2023||@Texas Tech||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Oct 12, 2023||West Virginia||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Oct 21, 2023||Texas||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Oct 28, 2023||@Kansas State||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Nov 4, 2023||@Baylor||PK /||12:00 AM ET|
|Nov 11, 2023||Cincinnati||PK /||1:00 AM ET|
|Nov 18, 2023||Oklahoma State||PK /||1:00 AM ET|
|Nov 25, 2023||@UCF||PK /||1:00 AM ET|
Betting on the Houston Cougars
Given the number of major college football programs in Texas, the Houston Cougars have enjoyed their fair share of success. The team has a loyal fan base that extends far past the Houston city limits. Betting on Cougars football is big in legal US markets all across the country.
Houston Cougars Team Overview
The football program at the University of Houston dates back to the 1949 season. After playing as an Independent along with a brief stint in the Missouri Valley Conference, the Cougars moved to the Southwest Conference in 1976.
They made an immediate impact by going 10-2 that season, highlighted by a victory against the Maryland Terrapins in the Cotton Bowl. Bill Yeoman was the architect behind that run. He served as Houston’s head coach from 1962 through the 1986 season.
The Cougars accepted an invitation to join Conference USA in 1996. Under head coach Kevin Sumlin, they were ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation during the 2011 college football season.
Opting out of C-USA to join the new American Athletic Conference in 2013, Houston has appeared in postseason bowls in seven of its eight seasons in the AAC. The big announcement during the 2021 season was the decision to accept an invitation to join the Big 12 along with the Cincinnati Bearcats and Central Florida Knights.
Building on the excitement to join a major college football conference, the Cougars posted a 12-2 record in 2021 to finish the season ranked No. 17 in the final Associated Press Top 25. They went on to beat the Auburn Tigers in that season’s Birmingham Bowl.
As members of four different conferences over the years. Houston has 11 different conference championships on the resume. The team’s best player was 1989 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Andre Ware.
Playing together in the AAC, strong rivalries have formed against Cincinnati and UCF. Carrying them over to the Big 12 is sure to draw interest from sports bettors when that move finally takes place.
Betting Houston is big on the college football total line as a high-scoring team. If the total line was set at 52 points against Cincinnati, the Cougars and Bearcats would have to score a combined 53 points or more to cash a winning bet on the OVER.
Betting on the Houston Cougars in Texas
It does not get any bigger than football in Texas. However, betting on a Houston Cougars’ college football game remains illegal anywhere in the Lone Star State. Texas lawmakers have taken up the issue of legalizing sports betting in the state. Yet, the process continues to encounter obstacles along the way. If you do find yourself in a state with legal, online sports betting, try your hand by using Caesars Sportsbook.
Houston Cougars football fans can still bet on their favorite team’s games in states that offer legal sports betting through regulated sportsbooks. Betting on sports remains illegal in Texas.