Houston at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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The Houston Cougars head to BB&T Arena to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 10 point favorites.
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Houston heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-4. They currently have a point differential of 12.8 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 65.7 per game. Cincinnati has an overall record of 19-2. They are averaging 76.9 points per game and surrendering 56.2, good for a point differential of 20.7.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 9-7 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 6-10 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-7 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-12 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Gray Jr. averages 18.7 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 12.5 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Jacob Evans scores 13.7 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Gary Clark averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 78.5 points per contest this year, which is 75th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 92nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 53rd in Division 1. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 106th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 229th with 12.7 per game. The Cougars allow 65.7 points per contest, which is 37th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 48th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 80th, and they allow 11.1 assists per game which puts them in 35th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 103rd in the country with 76.9 points per contest this season. They are 112th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 20.7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 92nd in Division 1. They are 13th in the country in rebounding with 40.3 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 16.7. The Bearcats are 251st in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Bearcats give up 56.2 points per game, which ranks them 2nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 31st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 9.8 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bearcats are 330th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The Cougars are 44th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 94 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 198th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 88th. As a team they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 189th in Division 1. Houston is 246th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 13th in the nation.
Cincinnati is 265th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 42%, which is 2nd in the nation. The Bearcats are 33rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 82.6 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 270th in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 130th. As a team they are 138th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 257th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston +10
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