Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Houston Cougars travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 5-4. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-11. The Tigers have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 10-13 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
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Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Damyean Dotson averages 17.5 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Dedric Lawson averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Markel Crawford averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Houston averages 75 points per contest this season which ranks them 116th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 105th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 12th in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 160th and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 9.8 per game. The Cougars allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 141st and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in Division 1.
Memphis averages 74.6 points per game this year which ranks them 131st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 139th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 334th in the nation. They average 37 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 90th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 48th with 11.6 per game. The Tigers allow 69 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 83rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 58th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 214th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 155th place in the nation. The Tigers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 113.8 and they assist on 47.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.9%. The Cougars give up 66.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 74.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 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 11.1 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 105.7 and 60.4% 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 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Memphis turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Tigers give up 63.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 11-12 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 12-11 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 10-12 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 10-13 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Memphis Tigers Injuries
02/02/17 F Karim Sameh Azab Eligibility out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Memphis +1.5
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