No. 2 Houston can make its case to be the top-ranked team in the nation when it takes on No. 11 Baylor on Saturday. The Big 12 clash will air on CBS and Paramount+, with the Cougars possibly primed to overtake No. 1 UConn with a victory after the Huskies lost on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Baylor is simply hoping to avoid a losing streak after dropping its last contest versus BYU. The Bears are 19-7 overall and 5-5 over their last 10 games, while Houston is 23-3 overall and has won nine of 10.

Tipoff is set for noon ET from the Foster Pavilion in Waco, Texas. These programs are separated by less than 200 miles, but this will be just their second meeting over the last 20 years. The Cougars are 2.5-point favorites, per SportsLine consensus, in the latest Baylor vs. Houston odds, while the over/under is 135.5 points. You can watch Saturday's game on CBS and stream the game on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.

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How to watch Houston vs. Baylor

  • Baylor vs. Houston date: Saturday, Feb. 24
  • Baylor vs. Houston time: Noon ET
  • Baylor vs. Houston TV channel: CBS 
  • Baylor vs. Houston live stream: Paramount+ 

College basketball picks for Houston vs. Baylor

Before tuning into the Baylor vs. Houston game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. It entered Week 16 of the 2023-24 season on a 136-89 roll on all top-rated college basketball picks dating back to last season, returning nearly $2,500 for $100 players. It is also off to a sizzling 25-13 start on top-rated spread picks this season. Anyone following has seen huge returns. 

For Houston vs. Baylor, the model projects Over 135.5 points. Baylor is coming off a loss to BYU, and it usually responds in its ensuing game with a forceful offensive performance. The Bears are averaging 84.7 points after a defeat, as the Over is 4-2 coming off a loss for Baylor. The Over is also 5-2 in Baylor games in which it faces a team averaging over 72 points per game, as it tends to engage in shootout affairs, and the Cougars are putting up 73.9 PPG.

The Under was favorable for Houston in non-conference games, but Big 12 matchups have heavily leaned the other way. This is its first year in the conference, and unfamiliar opponents have often penetrated a defense that ranks first nationally in defensive efficiency. The Over is 8-5 in Houston's conference games, as the Cougars are allowing 11.9 PPG more to Big 12 opponents than to non-conference opponents. With these factors, the model has Over 135.5 hitting in well over 70% of simulations, with the teams projected to combine for 144 points. Stream the game here.

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