Houston at Cincinnati Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/10/2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Fifth Third Arena
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The Houston Cougars head to Fifth Third Arena to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 1.5 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 28-2. They currently have a point differential of 14.8 as they are averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 61.4 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall record of 25-5. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 61.2, good for a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 18-10-2 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 13-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-18-0 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this game averaging 16.2 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Armoni Brooks averages 13.7 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Jarron Cumberland scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Keith Williams averages 10.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 76.1 points per contest, which is 87th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 150th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 102nd in the nation. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 54th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.5 per game. The Cougars allow 61.4 points per contest, which is 11th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 87th, and they allow 10.6 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 203rd in the nation with 71.7 points per contest this season. They are 248th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 157th in the NCAA. They are 134th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 150th in assists per game with 13.7. The Bearcats are 331st in turnovers per contest with 10.7. The Bearcats give up 61.2 points per game, which ranks them 10th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 30.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Bearcats are 256th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 112.5, which is ranked 28th. They are 263rd in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 104th. As a unit they are 105th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 64th in D-1. Houston is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 333rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 109.5, which is ranked 59th. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 273rd. As a unit they are 253rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 312th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston +1.5
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