Cincinnati at Houston NCAA Basketball Tips 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to FedEx Forum to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 4 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-6. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 72.0 points per contest while giving up 62.3 per game. Houston has an overall mark of 29-2. They are averaging 76.7 points per contest and giving up 61.1, which is a point differential of 15.6.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 20-10-2 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Keith Williams averages 10.4 points per game in 25.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Armoni Brooks averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Corey Davis Jr. averages 16.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bearcats allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 47th and 264th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 43rd place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in the nation. Cincinnati averages 72.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 142nd and 152nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 330th with 10.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 61.1 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest, and 83rd with 33.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 124th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Houston is 75th in the country with 76.7 points per game this year. They are 141st in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 15.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 75th in the nation. They are 7th in the country in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 49th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Cougars are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Bearcats are 56th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.9. In terms of pace they are 338th in the country with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 268th. As a team they are 237th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 308th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 316th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 16th in the country in offensive rating with 113.3. In terms of pace they are 258th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 88th. As a team they are 94th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 77th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -4
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