Houston vs Oregon Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/22/2019
Game: Houston Cougars vs Oregon Ducks
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Oregon -8.5
The Houston Cougars head to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Oregon Ducks on Friday, November 22, 2019. The opening line for this game has Oregon as 8.5 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 84.0 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. Oregon has an overall mark of 4-0. They are averaging 81.5 points per contest and giving up 63.3, which is a point differential of 18.3.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 1-2-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Oregon Ducks Betting Trends
The Oregon Ducks are 3-1-0 against the spread this season
The Oregon Ducks are 2-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
Key Oregon Ducks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quentin Grimes comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 59%. Dejon Jarreau averages 12.0 points per contest in 22.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Payton Pritchard scores 20.3 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Anthony Mathis averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 84.0 points per contest, which is 41st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 41st. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 39th in the nation. They average 43.3 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 33rd and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 235th with 13.0 per game. The Cougars allow 72.3 points per contest, which is 246th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 208th and 304th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 38th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 200th place in the country. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Oregon is 64th in the nation with 81.5 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 18.3. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the NCAA. They are 67th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.5 boards per contest and 77th in assists per game with 16.0. The Ducks are 216th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Ducks give up 63.3 points per game, which ranks them 112th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 22% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 203rd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 127th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Ducks are 63rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 115.1, which is ranked 28th. They are 130th in college basketball in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 47th. As a unit they are 61st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 245th in D-1. Houston is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Oregon is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Ducks have an offensive rating of 114.4, which is ranked 34th. They are 174th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 30th. As a unit they are 35th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 287th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Oregon college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston +8.5
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