Saturday, January 2, 2016
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The Houston Cougars travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Temple as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 1-1. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-1. The Owls have an overall record of 6-5 and a home record of 3-1. They have an over/under record of 6-3 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 64%. Devonta Pollard averages 14.3 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Quenton DeCosey averages 15.5 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Obi Enechionyia averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Houston averages 83.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 45th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 205th in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 60th and 135th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 10.8 per game. The Cougars allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 130th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 122nd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 112th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 70th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in the Division 1.
Temple averages 71.3 points per game this year which ranks them 189th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 291st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 244th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest which ranks them 131st and 173rd respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 1st with 8.5 per game. The Owls allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 150th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 102nd and 147th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 223rd and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the nation. The Owls force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in college basketball.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 4-4 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 6-1 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 5-4 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 6-3 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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