Thursday, January 14, 2016
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to Tudor Fieldhouse to play the Rice Owls on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Western Kentucky as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Hilltoppers come into this game with an overall record of 9-7 and a road record of 0-4. They are 5-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5. The Owls have an overall record of 5-11 and a home record of 4-4. They have an over/under record of 8-3 and they are 4-7 against the spread.
Justin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hilltoppers. He pulls down 8.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Aaron Cosby averages 11.1 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Marcus Evans averages 20.1 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Egor Koulechov averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Western Kentucky averages 76.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 48th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game which ranks them 115th and 170th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 134th with 12.5 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 78 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 239th and 309th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 148th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest which puts them in 317th place in the country. They force 10.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in the Division 1.
Rice averages 73.3 points per game this year which ranks them 158th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 247th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 296th in the nation. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per contest which ranks them 298th and 230th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 173rd with 12.9 per game. The Owls allow 81.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 329th in the country. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 344th and 347th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest which puts them in 262nd place in the nation. The Owls force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in college basketball.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 5-7 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 7-5 against the over/under
Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 4-7 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 8-3 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/19/15 C Nathan Smith ACL out for season
12/12/15 F Phabian Glasco Achilles out for season
Rice Owls Injuries
11/16/15 G Chad Lott Knee out indefinitely
11/16/15 G Marcus Jackson Knee out indefinitely
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