Saturday, February 11, 2017
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The Houston Cougars head to Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 17-7 and a road record of 4-4. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 12-11 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 10-12 and they are 13-9 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 31.8 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 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Damyean Dotson averages 17 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Junior Etou averages 12.7 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Hurricane. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jaleel Wheeler averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Houston averages 75.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 105th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 80th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the country. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 171st and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 10.3 per game. The Cougars allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 83rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 114th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 60th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in Division 1.
Tulsa averages 67.8 points per game this year which ranks them 278th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 250th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 264th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 166th and 293rd respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Hurricane rank 330th with 15.5 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 81st and 107th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 84th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 72nd place in the nation. The Golden Hurricane force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in college basketball.
The Cougars average 74.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 20 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 113.5 and they assist on 47.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.5 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 36% of their shots. Houston turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%. The Cougars give up 67 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Hurricane score 71 ppg at home and they have averaged 50.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -15.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.2 points per game. The Golden Hurricane have a rating on offense of 98.3 and 50.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Tulsa turns it over an average of 19.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.5%. The Golden Hurricane give up 68.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 10-10 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 9-11 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-9 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 10-12 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
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