Saturday, December 31, 2016
USF Sun Dome
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The Houston Cougars travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 1-2. They are 5-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6. The Bulls have an overall record of 6-6 and a home record of 5-3. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Damyean Dotson averages 14.9 points per game in 31 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 90%.
Tulio Da Silva averages 10.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Geno Thorpe averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Houston averages 79.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 59th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 8th in the country. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 164th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 10.2 per game. The Cougars allow 62.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 134th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 87th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 115th in Division 1.
South Florida averages 68.2 points per game this year which ranks them 260th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 128th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 141st in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 72nd and 255th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 329th with 16.2 per game. The Bulls allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 92nd in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 151st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 249th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 200th place in the nation. The Bulls force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 74.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 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 66.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 52.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 70 ppg at home and they have averaged 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.1 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 98.8 and 50.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%. The Bulls give up 67.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 5-4 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 3-6 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 4-5 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 4-5 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
12/09/16 F Devin Davis Foot out indefinitely
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/20/16 G Jahmal McMurray Personal has left program
Tony's Pick: Take South Florida
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