San Diego State at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Intrust Bank Arena
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The San Diego State Aztecs travel to Intrust Bank Arena to play the Houston Cougars on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Houston as 3.5 point favorites.
San Diego State comes into this game with an overall record of 19-10. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 77.5 points per game while giving up 67.9 per contest. Houston has an overall record of 24-6. They are averaging 77.4 points per game and surrendering 64.9, good for a point differential of 12.5.
Valuable San Diego State Aztecs Betting Trends
The San Diego State Aztecs are 20-10 against the spread this season
The San Diego State Aztecs are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 18-10 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 10-15 against the over/under this year
Key San Diego State Aztecs Injuries
12/31/17 G Montaque Gill-Caesar Left Team is out for season
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
03/11/18 G Wes VanBeck Hand is questionable Thursday vs San Diego State
Devin Watson averages 12.3 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Malik Pope averages 12.9 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Corey Davis Jr. averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Robert Gray Jr. averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aztecs allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 58th and 49th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 52nd, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in college basketball. San Diego State averages 77.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 79th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 234th in D-1. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 72nd and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 264th with 11.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest, and 33rd with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 194th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Houston is 80th in Division 1 with 77.4 points per game this year. They are 79th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.5. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 33rd in the nation. They are 36th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game and 87th in assists per contest with 14.9. The Cougars are 246th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Aztecs are 66th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 96.6 is ranked 31st. In terms of pace they are 132nd in the country with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 137th. As a team they are 123rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 203rd in Division 1. San Diego State is 295th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 71st in the nation.
Houston is 256th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 10th in Division 1. The Cougars are 16th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.9, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 27th. They are 236th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 70th. As a unit they are 77th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 157th in the country.
Who will win tonight's San Diego State/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -3.5
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