Oklahoma State vs Houston NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Houston Cougars
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -5
The Oklahoma State Cowboys travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 5 point favorites.
Oklahoma State comes into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.4 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 63.3 per contest. Houston has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 80.6 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 12.3.
Valuable Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 5-3-0 against the over/under
Key Oklahoma State Cowboys Injuries
12/14/19 G Isaac Likekele Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Houston U
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
Isaac Likekele comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Lindy Waters averages 13.7 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Quentin Grimes averages 16.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Nate Hinton averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oklahoma State averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 170th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 218th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 257th in the nation. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 167th with 13.8 per game. The Cowboys allow 63.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 68th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 252nd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 189th place in Division 1. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 283rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 35th in the country with 80.6 points per game this year. They are 70th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 45th in the nation. They are 6th in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game, and 146th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Cougars are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Cougars surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 175th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 241st in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 38th with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 12th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per game.
The Cowboys have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 200th. They are 92nd in college basketball in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 218th. As a unit they are 188th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in D-1. Oklahoma State is 177th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 292nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 6th in the country in offensive rating with 116. In terms of pace they are 228th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 82nd. As a team they are 73rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 267th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Oklahoma State/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -5
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