Houston at Tulane NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019
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The Houston Cougars travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Sunday, February 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 19 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 24-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.2 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 60.8 per contest. Tulane has an overall mark of 4-19. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest and giving up 75.6, which is a point differential of -9.3.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 16-8-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 11-14-0 against the over/under
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 9-13-1 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 8-14-1 against the over/under
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
12/21/18 G Ray Ona Embo Knee is out for season
01/31/19 C Buay Koka Finger is out indefinitely
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. Armoni Brooks averages 13.7 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Caleb Daniels averages 15.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Samir Sehic averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 127th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 198th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 170th in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 78th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 296th with 11.7 per game. The Cougars allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in Division 1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 318th in the country with 66.3 points per game this year. They are 318th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -9.3. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 322nd in the nation. They are 105th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 151st in assists per contest with 13.8. The Green Wave are 38th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Green Wave surrender 75.6 points per contest, which ranks them 275th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 164th and 101st in those defensive statistics. They rank 226th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest and 308th with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Green Wave are 11th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per game.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 110.9, which is ranked 48th. They are 278th in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 143rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 57th in D-1. Houston is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 38th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 331st in the country in offensive rating with 93.3. In terms of pace they are 104th in Division 1 with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 324th. As a team they are 318th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 186th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +19
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