Connecticut at Houston NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to FedEx Forum to play the Houston Cougars on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 9.5 point favorites.
Connecticut comes into this game with an overall record of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of 3.7 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Houston has an overall mark of 29-2. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 61.6, which is a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 19-13-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 14-15-2 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 19-10-2 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
03/09/19 G Alterique Gilbert Concussion is out indefinitely
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out for season
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 29.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Christian Vital averages 14.1 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Corey Davis Jr. averages 16.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. 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%. Armoni Brooks averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 122nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 157th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 166th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 171st and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 175th with 13.0 per game. The Huskies allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 170th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 188th and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 136th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 155th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 79th in the country with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 144th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 87th in the nation. They are 8th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 53rd in assists per contest with 15.1. The Cougars are 295th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Cougars surrender 61.6 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.6 assists allowed per contest and 77th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 120th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Huskies are 122nd in the nation in offensive rating with 106.3. In terms of pace they are 145th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 164th. As a team they are 192nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 226th in Division 1. Connecticut is 199th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 302nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 23rd in the country in offensive rating with 112.9. In terms of pace they are 259th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 93rd. As a team they are 96th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 69th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -9.5
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