BYU vs Houston NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2019
Game: BYU Cougars vs Houston Cougars
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -10
The BYU Cougars travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Friday, November 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 10 point favorites.
BYU heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 6.0 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 65.7 per game. Houston has an overall record of 1-0. They are averaging 84 points per game and surrendering 56, good for a point differential of 28.
Valuable BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 1-2-0 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 1-2-0 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 BYU Cougars Injuries
11/14/19 F Gavin Baxter Shoulder is questionable Friday vs Houston U
11/05/19 F Yoeli Childs Suspension expected to miss 9 games
11/05/19 G Jesse Wade Knee is out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/12/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is questionable
TJ Haws comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 50%. Alex Barcello averages 14.0 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Marcus Sasser averages 14.0 points per game while playing 14.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 0%. Quentin Grimes averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
BYU averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 185th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 74th in the nation. They average 31.0 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 324th and 113th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 263rd with 12.0 per game. The Cougars allow 65.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 146th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 226th and 151st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 252nd and they give up 9.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 54th place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 64th in the country with 84.0 points per game this year. They are 32nd in Division 1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 28.0. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 38th in the nation. They are 37th in the NCAA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 129th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Cougars are 227th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Cougars surrender 56.0 points per contest, which ranks them 36th in D-1. Their defense allows a 35% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 7.0 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 24.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 104th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Cougars are 190th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 209th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 134th. As a team they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 110th in Division 1. BYU is 227th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 222nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 24th in the country in offensive rating with 120. In terms of pace they are 240th in Division 1 with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 35th. As a team they are 53rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 225th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's BYU/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -10
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