Tulsa vs Houston Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/19/2020
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Houston Cougars
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -10.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Fertitta Center to play the Houston Cougars on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Houston as 10.5 point favorites.
Tulsa comes into this game with an overall record of 17-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 63.8 per contest. Houston has an overall mark of 20-6. They are averaging 73.2 points per contest and giving up 62.8, which is a point differential of 10.3.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-18-0 against the over/under
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
Martins Igbanu averages 12.8 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Brandon Rachal comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Quentin Grimes averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 66%. Caleb Mills averages 12.4 points per game while playing 21.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Hurricane allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 39th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 161st, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 120th place in the NCAA. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in the nation. Tulsa averages 69.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 229th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 129th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 289th in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 188th and 204th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 167th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cougars surrender 62.8 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 36th in those defensive statistics. They rank 88th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest, and 37th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cougars are 69th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game. Houston is 121st in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 202nd in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 159th in the nation. They are 5th in the country in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game and 155th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Cougars are 274th in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Golden Hurricane are 188th in the nation in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 270th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 195th. As a team they are 153rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 286th in Division 1. Tulsa is 138th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 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 41st in the country in offensive rating with 108.9. In terms of pace they are 295th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 220th. As a team they are 191st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 257th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Houston -10.5
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