Houston vs Cincinnati Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Houston Cougars vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati -3
The Houston Cougars travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 3 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 17-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 74.1 points per game while giving up 63.5 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall mark of 13-7. They are averaging 72.7 points per contest and giving up 64.9, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
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
Quentin Grimes averages 12.4 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Caleb Mills comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 22.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Chris Vogt averages 13.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Jarron Cumberland averages 14.9 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in the nation. Houston averages 74.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 212th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 161st in D-1. They average 42.6 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 177th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 287th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bearcats surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 72nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 42nd and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 99th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest, and 73rd with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 247th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Cincinnati is 139th in the country with 72.7 points per game this year. They are 121st in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 260th in the nation. They are 77th in the country in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game and 48th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Bearcats are 62nd in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 37th. They are 266th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 240th. As a unit they are 209th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in D-1. Houston is 313th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 81st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 160th. They are 175th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 154th. As a unit they are 151st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 225th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati -3
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