Houston at Arkansas Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/5/2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Bud Walton Arena
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The Houston Cougars travel to Bud Walton Arena to play the Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Arkansas as 6 point favorites.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 6-1 and a road record of 0-1. They are 3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-4. The Razorbacks have an overall record of 6-1 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 1-5 and they are 2-4 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Damyean Dotson averages 14.6 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Dusty Hannahs averages 16.1 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year for the Razorbacks. He grabs 1.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Jaylen Barford averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Houston averages 85.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 23 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 46% which is good for 2nd in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 75th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 10.4 per game. The Cougars allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 35th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in Division 1.
Arkansas averages 84.3 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 40th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 58th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest which ranks them 89th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Razorbacks rank 132nd with 13 per game. The Razorbacks allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 152nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 197th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the nation. The Razorbacks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 74th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 78.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 120.4 and they assist on 51.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 58%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Cougars give up 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Razorbacks score 86.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 88.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 22 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.3 points per game. The Razorbacks have a rating on offense of 115.9 and 59% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Arkansas turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.3%. The Razorbacks give up 69.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 3-2 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 1-4 against the over/under
Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 2-4 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 1-5 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/11/16 G RJ Glasper Shoulder out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Arkansas -6
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