Oregon at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/1/2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The Oregon Ducks travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 1 point favorites.
Oregon heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-2. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 80.2 points per contest while giving up 67.8 per game. Houston has an overall record of 5-0. They are averaging 79.2 points per game and surrendering 58.4, good for a point differential of 20.8.
Valuable Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 3-3-0 against the spread
The Oregon Ducks are 3-3-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 2-2-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 2-3-0 against the over/under
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
11/30/18 F Kenny Wooten Knee left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Houston U
11/06/18 F Louis King Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/30/18 G Dejon Jarreau Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Oregon
11/30/18 F Fabian White Jr. Foot is questionable Saturday vs Oregon
Payton Pritchard averages 14.5 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Bol Bol comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Armoni Brooks averages 14.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 60%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 20.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in Division 1. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 108th place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in the nation. Oregon averages 80.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 83rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 98th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 106th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 285th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 58.4 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 45th with 10.4 assists allowed per contest, and 54th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 91st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Houston is 100th in the country with 79.2 points per game this year. They are 68th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 20.8. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 34th in the nation. They are 109th in the country in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 17.6. The Cougars are 344th in turnovers per game with 9.4.
The Ducks have an offensive rating of 112.9, which is ranked 62nd. They are 185th in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 115th. As a unit they are 49th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 253rd in D-1. Oregon is 260th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 342nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 5th in the country in offensive rating with 123.8. In terms of pace they are 348th in Division 1 with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 31st. As a team they are 44th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 65th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oregon/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -1
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks