Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The Houston Cougars travel to Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 16-6 and a road record of 3-3. They are 9-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 14-8 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 9-9 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 12.7 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
James Woodard averages 16.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Hurricane. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Shaquille Harrison averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Houston averages 78.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 56th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 203rd in the country. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 40th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 41st with 11.2 per game. The Cougars allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 140th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 143rd in the Division 1.
Tulsa averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 161st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 175th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 260th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 206th and 140th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Hurricane rank 29th with 11 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 60th and 160th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 249th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 47th place in the nation. The Golden Hurricane force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 83 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 7.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 114 and they assist on 46.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 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 34% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.1%. The Cougars give up 73.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Hurricane score 73.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.4 points per game. The Golden Hurricane have a rating on offense of 104.5 and 54% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Tulsa turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27%. The Golden Hurricane give up 63.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 9-7 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 9-7 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 9-9 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 10-11 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
02/06/16 G Robert Gray Jr. Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Tulsa
02/01/16 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Houston
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