Houston at Wichita State College Basketball Picks & Parlay 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Charles Koch Arena
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The Houston Cougars head to Charles Koch Arena to take on the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 9 point favorites.
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Houston heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.0 as they are averaging 80.6 points per contest while giving up 66.6 per game. Wichita State has an overall record of 11-2. They are averaging 84.7 points per game and surrendering 70.2, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 4-7 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
01/03/18 F Breaon Brady Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Wichita State
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Davis averages 11.9 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%. Robert Gray Jr. averages 19 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Darral Willis Jr. averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 21.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Landry Shamet scores 17 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 66.6 points per contest which is 64th in Division 1. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 41st and 89th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 35th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in the nation. Houston averages 80.6 points per contest this year, which is 67th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 50th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 27th in college basketball. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 114th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 192nd with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers give up 70.2 points per game, which ranks them 136th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 10.6 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 31.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Shockers are 47th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year. Wichita State is 28th in Division 1 with 84.7 points per contest this season. They are 48th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 32nd in D-1. They are 7th in college basketball in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 17.9. The Shockers are 227th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Cougars are 37th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 94.7 is ranked 56th. In terms of pace they are 204th in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 56th. As a team they are 49th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. Houston is 194th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 45th in the nation.
Wichita State is 264th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 43rd in Division 1. The Shockers are 95th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.4, and their offensive rating of 116.4 is ranked 21st. They are 85th in D-1 in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 44th. As a unit they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 147th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Houston +9 and over 149 total points
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