Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/9/2020
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston -5.5
The Wichita State Shockers head to Fertitta Center to take on the Houston Cougars on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The opening line for this game has Houston as 5.5 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 73.7 points per contest while giving up 64.0 per game. Houston has an overall mark of 18-5. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 63.5, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 9-12-1 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 13-10-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 11-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
Erik Stevenson comes into this game averaging 11.8 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jaime Echenique averages 11.6 points per contest in 22.0 minutes per game. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Caleb Mills scores 13.1 points per contest while playing 22.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Quentin Grimes averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 73.7 points per contest, which is 112th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 314th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 216th in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 33rd and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 238th with 12.6 per game. The Shockers allow 64.0 points per contest, which is 54th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 74th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd, and they allow 9.8 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 307th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston is 116th in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 209th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 152nd in the NCAA. They are 4th in D-1 in rebounding with 42.0 boards per contest and 147th in assists per game with 13.5. The Cougars are 294th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Cougars give up 63.5 points per game, which ranks them 41st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 75th in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 53rd with 32.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Cougars are 44th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 102.1, which is ranked 165th. They are 88th in college basketball in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 301st. As a unit they are 293rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 171st in D-1. Wichita State is 301st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Houston is 310th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cougars are 42nd in the country in offensive rating with 108.8. In terms of pace they are 269th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 234th. As a team they are 201st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 274th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Houston college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State +5.5
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