Houston at UCF Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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The Houston Cougars head to CFE Arena to take on the UCF Knights on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this game has Houston as 1 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 21-1. They currently have a point differential of 15.1 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 60.5 per contest. UCF has an overall mark of 16-4. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 63.9, which is a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 14-7-1 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 10-9-1 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 9-10-1 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Corey Davis Jr. comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Armoni Brooks averages 14.3 points per contest in 30.5 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 6.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
B.J. Taylor scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 75.5 points per contest, which is 111th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 219th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 41.7 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 302nd with 11.6 per game. The Cougars allow 60.5 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 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 122nd, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 120th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 167th in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 75th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 182nd in the NCAA. They are 95th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.2 boards per contest and 201st in assists per game with 13.3. The Knights are 306th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Knights give up 63.9 points per game, which ranks them 25th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 209th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Knights are 149th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 110.8, which is ranked 52nd. They are 263rd in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 179th. As a unit they are 160th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 63rd in D-1. Houston is 311th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 297th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 94th. They are 279th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 109th. As a unit they are 127th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 240th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -1
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