Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
The Golden Hurricane come into this game with an overall record of 7-6 and a road record of 1-2. They are 7-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-7. The Cougars have an overall record of 11-3 and a home record of 6-1. They have an over/under record of 3-7 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Junior Etou comes into this contest averaging 11.8 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Hurricane. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Jaleel Wheeler averages 11.8 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Tulsa. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 20.1 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Damyean Dotson averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Tulsa averages 68 points per contest this season which ranks them 270th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 184th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 246th in the country. They average 36.6 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 144th and 272nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 16.5 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 92nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 126th and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 103rd place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in Division 1.
Houston averages 78.4 points per game this year which ranks them 61st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 7th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 154th and 149th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 9th with 10.4 per game. The Cougars allow 61.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 133rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 36th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 67th place in the nation. The Cougars force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in college basketball.
The Golden Hurricane average 64.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 60 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 -9.7 per contest. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 97.8 and they assist on 50.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Tulsa turns the ball over an average of 20.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.4%. The Golden Hurricane give up 69.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 82.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23.9 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 117.1 and 48.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Houston turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.5%. The Cougars give up 58.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 53 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-5 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-7 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 6-4 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 3-7 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Cougars Injuries
01/03/17 F Devin Davis Foot is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Tulsa
Tony's Pick: Take Houston
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