Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Houston Cougars travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 13-5 and a road record of 3-3. They are 7-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-9. The Mustangs have an overall record of 15-4 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 9-4 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Damyean Dotson averages 14.9 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Semi Ojeleye averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Shake Milton averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Houston averages 75.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 14th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 180th and 178th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 10 per game. The Cougars allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 104th in Division 1.
SMU averages 72.8 points per game this year which ranks them 176th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 76th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 52nd respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 51st with 11.9 per game. The Mustangs allow 59.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 76th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 27.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in college basketball.
The Cougars average 73.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 114.8 and they assist on 47.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.6%. The Cougars give up 65.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.6 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 114.2 and 60.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.8 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 35% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.4%. The Mustangs give up 55.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 7-7 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 5-9 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 9-4 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 7-7 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
01/14/17 F Devin Davis Foot out indefinitely
SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take SMU
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