Tuesday, January 19, 2016
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The Houston Cougars travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 13 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 13-4 and a road record of 2-2. They are 6-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Mustangs have an overall record of 17-0 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 7-6 and they are 6-7 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Devonta Pollard averages 13 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Nic Moore averages 15.2 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Ben Moore averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Houston averages 78.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 55th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 77th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 197th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 40th and 168th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 33rd with 11 per game. The Cougars allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 80th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in the Division 1.
SMU averages 80.2 points per game this year which ranks them 35th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 7th in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 112th with 12.2 per game. The Mustangs allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 100th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 134th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in college basketball.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 6-6 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 6-5 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 6-7 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 7-6 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
SMU Mustangs Injuries
12/23/15 G Sedrick Barefield Personal expected to transfer
11/12/15 G Ben Emelogu Knee out for season
01/06/16 G Keith Frazier Personal has left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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