Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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The Houston Cougars head to Devlin Fieldhouse to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11.5 point favorites.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 16-7 and a road record of 3-4. They are 9-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-11. The Green Wave have an overall record of 4-19 and a home record of 2-8. They have an over/under record of 13-5 and they are 7-10 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Damyean Dotson averages 16.4 points per game in 33.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 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 85%.
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Cameron Reynolds averages 16 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Green Wave. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Kain Harris averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Houston averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 91st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 177th and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 10.3 per game. The Cougars allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 72nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 107th in Division 1.
Tulane averages 69 points per game this year which ranks them 260th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 331st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 319th in the nation. They average 34 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest which ranks them 254th and 215th respectively. In the turnover department the Green Wave rank 178th with 13.3 per game. The Green Wave allow 78.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 296th in the country. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 322nd and 334th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 296th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 250th place in the nation. The Green Wave force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 72.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 112.9 and they assist on 49% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Cougars give up 67.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Green Wave score 70.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -7.9 points per game. The Green Wave have a rating on offense of 96.1 and 53.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Tulane turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.2%. The Green Wave give up 78.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 9-10 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 8-11 against the over/under
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 7-10 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 13-5 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -11.5
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