Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Houston Cougars travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 9-3 and a road record of 0-2. They are 4-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Huskies have an overall record of 5-6 and a home record of 2-3. They have an over/under record of 2-5 and they are 2-6 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Damyean Dotson averages 15.2 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Jalen Adams averages 16.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Houston averages 80.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 47th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 32nd. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 122nd and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 10.4 per game. The Cougars allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 61st and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 34th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in Division 1.
Connecticut averages 65.3 points per game this year which ranks them 302nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 283rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 326th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per contest which ranks them 101st and 244th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 103rd with 12.7 per game. The Huskies allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 316th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 38th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 257th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 77.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 118.1 and they assist on 49.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 34.5%. The Cougars give up 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 63.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 1.6 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 98.7 and 53.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.3%. The Huskies give up 61.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 4-4 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 3-5 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-6 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-5 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
12/09/16 F Devin Davis Hand out indefinitely
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut
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