Memphis at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
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The Memphis Tigers travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 10 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 85.1 points per contest while giving up 77.0 per game. Houston has an overall record of 14-0. They are averaging 74.4 points per game and surrendering 57.9, good for a point differential of 16.5.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 9-5-0 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 9-4-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/15/18 G David Wingett Fibula is out 4-6 weeks
11/13/18 F Lance Thomas Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kyvon Davenport comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 23.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 60%. Jeremiah Martin averages 14.6 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Corey Davis Jr. averages 15.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 95%. Armoni Brooks averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 85.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 102nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 196th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game, which ranks them 90th and 42nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 35th with 15.9 per game. The Tigers allow 77.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 247th and 241st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 106th and they give up 14.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 273rd place in Division 1. They force 18.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 346th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 174th in the country with 74.4 points per game this year. They are 245th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 16.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 241st in the nation. They are 7th in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game, and 99th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Cougars are 302nd in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Cougars surrender 57.9 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in D-1. Their defense allows a 35% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 158th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 107th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 112th. They are 11th in college basketball in pace with 77.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 146th. As a unit they are 129th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 293rd in D-1. Memphis is 116th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 85th in the country in offensive rating with 109.2. In terms of pace they are 290th in Division 1 with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 215th. As a team they are 216th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 62nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -10
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