Rice at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/14/2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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The Rice Owls travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 23 point favorites.
Rice heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 78.0 per game. Houston has an overall record of 1-0. They are averaging 101.0 points per game and surrendering 54.0, good for a point differential of 47.0.
Valuable Rice Owls Betting Trends
The Rice Owls are 0-1-0 against the spread
The Rice Owls are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 1-0-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 1-0-0 against the over/under
Key Rice Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Robert Martin comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 17.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 69% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 69%. Ako Adams averages 15.0 points per game in 19.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Armoni Brooks averages 24.0 points per game while playing 25.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is at 0%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 22.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rice averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 171st. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 265th in the nation. They average 34.0 rebounds per game and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 263rd and 243rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 13.5 per game. The Owls allow 78.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 260th in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 268th and 206th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 16.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 292nd place in Division 1. They force 19.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 296th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 12th in the country with 101.0 points per game this year. They are 9th in Division 1 in shooting at 61%, while their average scoring margin is 47.0. They shoot 50% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the nation. They are 201st in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 23.0. The Cougars are 287th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Cougars surrender 54.0 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 198th in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 6th with 20.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 193rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Owls have an offensive rating of 98.1, which is ranked 245th. They are 37th in college basketball in pace with 79.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 194th. As a unit they are 196th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 169th in D-1. Rice is 183rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 257th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 146.4. In terms of pace they are 270th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 73% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 74% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 31st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rice/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -23
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