Saturday, February 13, 2016
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The UCF Knights travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Knights come into this game with an overall record of 11-11 and a road record of 4-5. They are 14-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-13. The Cougars have an overall record of 17-7 and a home record of 13-2. They have an over/under record of 10-8 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
A.J. Davis comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Knights. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Adonys Henriquez averages 10.1 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for UCF. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.3 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Devonta Pollard averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
UCF averages 71.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 190th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 105th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 195th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 47th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 304th with 14.3 per game. The Knights allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 156th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 51st and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 15 assists per contest which puts them in 291st place in the country. They force 9.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 347th in the Division 1.
Houston averages 78.5 points per game this year which ranks them 47th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 61st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 160th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 177th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 38th with 11.1 per game. The Cougars allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 104th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 139th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the nation. The Cougars force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 165th in college basketball.
The Knights average 74.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Knights have an offensive rating of 103.6 and they assist on 52% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. UCF turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Knights give up 75.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 81.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.8 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 114.9 and 46.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Houston turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.7%. The Cougars give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 14-6 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 7-13 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 10-8 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 10-8 against the over/under
UCF Knights Injuries
11/27/15 G B.J. Taylor Foot out for season
02/04/16 G Adonys Henriquez Knee out indefinitely
Houston Cougars Injuries
02/10/16 G Rob Gray Jr. Ankle "?"
02/01/16 G L.J. Rose Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take UCF
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