Houston at Tulsa Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/27/2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019
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The Houston Cougars head to Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday, January 27, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 19-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.7 as they are averaging 75.6 points per game while giving up 60.0 per contest. Tulsa has an overall mark of 12-8. They are averaging 70.6 points per contest and giving up 70.1, which is a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 13-6-1 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 10-10-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this game averaging 15.1 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Armoni Brooks averages 14.5 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
DaQuan Jeffries scores 13.4 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Martins Igbanu averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 75.6 points per contest, which is 127th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 219th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 147th in the nation. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 62nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 311th with 11.5 per game. The Cougars allow 60.0 points per contest, which is 6th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 36% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 131st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 248th in the nation with 70.6 points per contest this season. They are 176th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.5. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 148th in the NCAA. They are 238th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.6 boards per contest and 234th in assists per game with 12.8. The Golden Hurricane are 254th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Golden Hurricane give up 70.1 points per game, which ranks them 139th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 57th and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 217th with 13.5 dimes allowed per game and 280th with 37.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Hurricane are 69th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 111.3, which is ranked 44th. They are 281st in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 173rd. As a unit they are 164th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in D-1. Houston is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 176th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 238th. They are 234th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 187th. As a unit they are 151st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 210th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -5.5
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