Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The Houston Cougars travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
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The Cougars come into this game with an overall record of 13-4 and a road record of 3-2. They are 7-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-9. The Knights have an overall record of 12-4 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 5-6 against the spread.
Robert Gray Jr. comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cougars. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Damyean Dotson averages 15.2 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Houston. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Tacko Fall averages 13.4 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 79% and his free throw percentage currently is at 46%. Matt Williams averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Houston averages 76.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 90th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 65th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 154th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 9.9 per game. The Cougars allow 61.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 138th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 61st and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in Division 1.
UCF averages 68.1 points per game this year which ranks them 267th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 148th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 258th in the nation. They average 45 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 284th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 307th with 15.2 per game. The Knights allow 57.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 33% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 46th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the nation. The Knights force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in college basketball.
The Cougars average 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 65.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 3.3 per contest. The Cougars have an offensive rating of 115.4 and they assist on 48.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% 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% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.6%. The Cougars give up 64.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Knights score 69.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 58 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.6 points per game. The Knights have a rating on offense of 100.3 and 50.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.4 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. UCF turns it over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.8%. The Knights give up 53.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 54 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 7-6 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 4-9 against the over/under
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 5-6 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 5-6 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Injuries
01/11/17 F Devin Davis Foot "?"
UCF Knights Injuries
12/12/16 G Chance McSpadden Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take UCF
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