Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 7.5 point favorites.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 14-12 and a road record of 4-6. They are 9-14 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Cougars have an overall record of 18-8 and a home record of 10-4. They have an over/under record of 11-11 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
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Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.4 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 20.4 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Damyean Dotson averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Connecticut averages 66.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 299th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 233rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 133rd in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 116th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 109th with 12.5 per game. The Huskies allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 111th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in Division 1.
Houston averages 75 points per game this year which ranks them 118th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 88th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 171st and 208th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 6th with 10 per game. The Cougars allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 83rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 131st and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the nation. The Cougars force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 65.6 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 -3.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102.3 and they assist on 58.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Huskies give up 68.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 75.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 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 113.2 and 47.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.3 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 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Houston turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Cougars give up 61.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-14 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 11-11 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 11-11 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 11-11 against the over/under
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
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -7.5
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