Cincinnati vs Houston Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 3/1/2020
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -7
The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 7 point favorites.
Cincinnati comes into this game with an overall record of 18-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 67.3 per contest. Houston has an overall mark of 21-7. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 62.0, which is a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-17-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-14-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 15-13-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
01/04/20 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out for season
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
02/22/20 G Quentin Grimes Hip is questionable
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 15.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Keith Williams averages 12.2 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Caleb Mills averages 13.2 points per game while playing 22.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Quentin Grimes averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 130th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 263rd in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 55th and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 55th with 14.6 per game. The Bearcats allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 121st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 40th and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 117th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 125th in the country with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 219th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 147th in the nation. They are 4th in the NCAA in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 172nd in assists per contest with 13.2. The Cougars are 273rd in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Cougars surrender 62.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 75th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 38th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 80th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Bearcats are 165th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.1. In terms of pace they are 170th in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 154th. As a team they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 94th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 293rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 43rd in the country in offensive rating with 108.5. In terms of pace they are 297th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 231st. As a team they are 203rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 246th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Houston -7
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