Houston at Tulane College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The Houston Cougars travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 6.5 point favorites.
Houston heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.4 as they are averaging 80.1 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Tulane has an overall record of 11-6. They are averaging 75.8 points per game and surrendering 72.0, good for a point differential of 3.8.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Gray Jr. averages 19.1 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 11.8 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Melvin Frazier averages 17.5 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Cameron Reynolds averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 80.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 59th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 56th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 18th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 85th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 201st with 13.0 per game. The Cougars allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 79th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 48th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 141st in the country with 75.8 points per game this year. They are 111th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 3.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in college basketball. They are 215th in the nation in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 36th in assists per contest with 16.7. The Green Wave are 120th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Green Wave surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 172nd in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 156th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 223rd with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Green Wave are 92nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Cougars are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.3, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 56th. In terms of pace they are 208th in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 57th. As a team they are 51st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 208th in Division 1. Houston is 213th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 26th in the nation.
Tulane is 100th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 112th in Division 1. The Green Wave are 142nd in the nation in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 162nd. They are 103rd in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 136th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +6.5
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