Wichita State at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to H&PE Arena to play the Houston Cougars on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 2 point favorites.
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Wichita State comes into this game with an overall record of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 15.4 as they are averaging 84.6 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Houston has an overall record of 14-4. They are averaging 79.6 points per game and surrendering 67.5, good for a point differential of 12.1.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 6-8 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Landry Shamet averages 16.1 points per game while playing 30 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Shaquille Morris averages 12.1 points per game in 21.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 19.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 84.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 22nd in the country. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 281st with 12.1 per game. The Shockers allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 102nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 40th and 139th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 24th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 60th in the country with 79.6 points per game this year. They are 80th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in college basketball. They are 37th in the nation in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 94th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Cougars are 207th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Cougars surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 73rd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 108th in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest and 58th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 174th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Shockers are 8th in the nation in offensive rating with 118.5, and their defensive rating of 96.9 is ranked 79th. In terms of pace they are 126th in the country with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 18th. As a team they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 117th in Division 1. Wichita State is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 63rd in the nation.
Houston is 234th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 31st in Division 1. The Cougars are 60th in the nation in defensive rating with 96, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 36th. They are 195th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 74th. As a unit they are 70th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston +2
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