Houston at South Florida Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Houston Cougars head to Yuengling Center to take on the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 17-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 60.5 per contest. South Florida has an overall mark of 12-5. They are averaging 74.7 points per contest and giving up 66.5, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 11-6-1 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 13-4-0 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 8-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 94%. Armoni Brooks averages 14.5 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 46%.
Laquincy Rideau scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 53%. David Collins averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 74.9 points per contest, which is 149th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 224th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 209th in the nation. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 66th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 322nd with 11.2 per game. The Cougars allow 60.5 points per contest, which is 8th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 161st, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 33rd place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 118th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida is 159th in the nation with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 196th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 236th in the NCAA. They are 45th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.4 boards per contest and 139th in assists per game with 14.2. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per contest with 16.8. The Bulls give up 66.5 points per game, which ranks them 55th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 85th and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 153rd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 34th with 31.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 341st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 110.5, which is ranked 60th. They are 286th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 193rd. As a unit they are 194th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 53rd in D-1. Houston is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 29th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 102, which is ranked 235th. They are 114th in D-1 in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 230th. As a unit they are 237th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 261st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -5
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