Houston at Oklahoma State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Houston Cougars travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma State as 1.5 point favorites.
Houston heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 18.7 as they are averaging 77.1 points per contest while giving up 58.4 per game. Oklahoma State has an overall mark of 4-4. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 69.9, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 4-2-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Important Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 2-6-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
12/03/18 G Dejon Jarreau None is questionable Tuesday vs Lamar
12/03/18 F Fabian White Jr. Foot is questionable Tuesday vs Lamar
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
11/10/18 G Curtis Jones Eligibility eligible to return Dec 16 vs Nebraska
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Armoni Brooks averages 15.6 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Cameron McGriff averages 15.3 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Lindy Waters averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 96%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 77.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 132nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 18.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 128th in the nation. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.4 per game. The Cougars allow 58.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 100th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 57th place in Division 1. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 96th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State is 188th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 86th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 43% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the nation. They are 242nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 128th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Cowboys are 56th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Cowboys surrender 69.9 points per contest, which ranks them 149th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 100th and 142nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 164th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 156th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cowboys are 273rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 118.7, which is ranked 10th. They are 346th in college basketball in pace with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 90th. As a unit they are 93rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in D-1. Houston is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Oklahoma State is 29th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 103.8, which is ranked 192nd. They are 149th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 39th. As a unit they are 69th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Oklahoma State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Oklahoma State -1.5
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