Sunday, January 17, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, January 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 141.5.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 11-5 and a road record of 2-1. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Cougars have an overall record of 13-3 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 6-4 and they are 6-5 against the spread.
Rodney Purvis comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 55%. Shonn Miller averages 13.2 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.7 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 65%. Devonta Pollard averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Connecticut averages 76.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 80th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 32nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 73rd in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 128th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 47th with 11.3 per game. The Huskies allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 104th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 47th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in the Division 1.
Houston averages 80.1 points per game this year which ranks them 41st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 58th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 192nd in the nation. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 35th and 165th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 38th with 11.1 per game. The Cougars allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 107th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the nation. The Cougars force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in college basketball.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-6 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-5 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 6-5 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 6-4 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/22/15 C Amida Brimah Finger out 6-8 weeks
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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