Tulsa at Houston College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 12 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Houston has an overall mark of 13-0. They are averaging 74.5 points per contest and giving up 58.1, which is a point differential of 16.4.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 8-4-1 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
DaQuan Jeffries comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Martins Igbanu averages 12.8 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Corey Davis Jr. averages 15.4 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Armoni Brooks averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 229th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 120th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 255th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 230th and 277th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 11.8 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 159th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 169th place in Division 1. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 175th in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 215th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 16.4. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 241st in the nation. They are 11th in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 108th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Cougars are 298th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Cougars surrender 58.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in D-1. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 26% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 10.1 assists allowed per contest and 135th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 111th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Golden Hurricane are 159th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.4. In terms of pace they are 277th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 145th. As a team they are 129th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 216th in Division 1. Tulsa is 239th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 294th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 84th in the country in offensive rating with 109.8. In terms of pace they are 294th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 190th. As a team they are 195th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 60th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -12
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