Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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The Houston Cougars travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 4-4. They are 12-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-10. The Knights have an overall record of 11-14 and a home record of 7-7. They have an over/under record of 8-15 and they are 15-8 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 27.7 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 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Devonta Pollard averages 13.9 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
A.J. Davis averages 12.4 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Adonys Henriquez averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Houston averages 78.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 48th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 51st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 186th in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 60th and 201st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 10.9 per game. The Cougars allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 112th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 87th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 183rd in the Division 1.
UCF averages 70.3 points per game this year which ranks them 227th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 172nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 52nd and 197th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 309th with 14.3 per game. The Knights allow 72 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 173rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 66th and 40th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 211th and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 277th place in the nation. The Knights force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.7 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 11.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 114.8 and they assist on 45.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.6 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 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.1%. The Cougars give up 73.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Knights score 69.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 60.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.9 points per game. The Knights have a rating on offense of 101.7 and 52.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UCF turns it over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.3%. The Knights give up 68.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 12-9 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 11-10 against the over/under
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 15-8 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 8-15 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
02/01/16 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
UCF Knights Injuries
11/27/15 G B.J. Taylor Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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