Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Shockers CBB Odds
Looking for Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Cougars taking on the Shockers on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Houston Wichita State matchup.
(12-2) Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers (11-2)
Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, KS.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Shockers -8.5
CBB Betting Total: 151.5
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Houston, along with SMU, is a part of the American Athletic’s second tier, just below Cincinnati and its opponent on Thursday night: Wichita State.
The Cougars come in at #38 at KenPom, 27th on offense and 63rd on defense. They lost an early game to Drexel by four and at LSU by three. They’ve beaten Wake Forest (70), obliterated Arkansas (26), took down Providence (58) and most recently beat Temple (73) for four quality KenPom wins.
Last year’s American scoring leader and first-team all conference guard Rob Gray does the most scoring.
The senior averages 19 a game for the Coogs on 47 percent from the field and 38 percent from three. He’s just 4-for-20 in his last five games from deep, though.
Wichita State Shockers
After 72 years in the Missouri Valley, Wichita State won its first game in the American Athletic Conference with a gritty performance at Connecticut.
Rashard Kelly controlled the boards with 12 rebounds and the Shockers won their third in a row since losing against Trae Young and Oklahoma.
After going 0-for-2 from the field in nine minutes against Florida Gulf Coast in his return, Markis McDuffie played 16 minutes and shot 2-for-8 from the field in his second game back.
Last season’s leading scorer and rebounder will continue to work his way back, eventually into the Shockers’ starting lineup. He suffered a broken foot in the offseason and missed WSU’s first 11 games.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-3 in HOU last 12 Thu. games.
- HOU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Under is 14-5 in WICH last 19 Thu. games.
- Under is 11-5 in WICH last 16 overall.
Free Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers NCAAB Prediction: Wichita State gets to 2–0 at home.
Gray won’t stay cold for much longer, but it’s going to be difficult for any team in the conference to win in this building. The Shockers’ defense will clamp down on Houston’s go-to guy and grind out another win, as they do.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: WSU ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Houston 67 – Wichita State 78
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