Wednesday, February 17, 2016
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The Houston Cougars travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 18-7 and a road record of 3-4. They are 11-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Green Wave have an overall record of 10-16 and a home record of 6-7. They have an over/under record of 11-9 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Devonta Pollard averages 13.7 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Louis Dabney averages 14.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Green Wave. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Malik Morgan averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Houston averages 78.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 46th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 53rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 178th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game which ranks them 61st and 177th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11 per game. The Cougars allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 101st and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 153rd in the Division 1.
Tulane averages 66.7 points per game this year which ranks them 294th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 313th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 329th in the nation. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 57th and 290th respectively. In the turnover department the Green Wave rank 295th with 14.1 per game. The Green Wave allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 117th and 187th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 202nd and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Green Wave force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in college basketball.
The Cougars average 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 115.5 and they assist on 46.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.1%. The Cougars give up 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Green Wave score 67 ppg at home and they have averaged 85.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.6 points per game. The Green Wave have a rating on offense of 95.9 and 47.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 46%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Tulane turns it over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.3%. The Green Wave give up 66.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 11-8 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 10-9 against the over/under
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 9-10 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-9 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
02/16/16 G Rob Gray Jr. Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Tulane
02/01/16 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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