Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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The Houston Cougars travel to Ryan Center to play the Rhode Island Rams on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.5.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 5-0 and a road record of 0-0. They are 2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-0. The Rams have an overall record of 5-3 and a home record of 4-2. They have an over/under record of 3-3 and they are 2-4 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Devonta Pollard averages 17.2 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Four McGlynn averages 11.6 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Rams. He grabs 1.9 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kuran Iverson averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Houston averages 90.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 25.2 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 78th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 74th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 53rd with 11 per game. The Cougars allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 134th and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 82nd place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in the Division 1.
Rhode Island averages 68.8 points per game this year which ranks them 236th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 140th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 152nd in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per contest which ranks them 214th and 310th respectively. In the turnover department the Rams rank 142nd with 12.5 per game. The Rams allow 59.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 132nd and 49th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 7.4 assists per contest which puts them in 1st place in the nation. The Rams force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in college basketball.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 2-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 2-0 against the over/under
Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 2-4 against the spread
The Rhode Island Rams are 3-3 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
11/10/15 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Rhode Island Rams Injuries
11/16/15 G E.C. Matthews Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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