Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Shockers vs. Cougars CBB Odds
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Shockers vs. Houston
- (15-13) Wichita State Shockers vs. Houston Cougars (27-2)
- Date: Thursday, March 2nd
- Time: 7:00 ET
- Venue: Fertitta Center, Houston
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Shockers +1200 | Cougars -3000
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Wichita State +17.5 | Houston -17.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 131.0
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Wichita State Shockers
Overall, Wichita State has an 15-13 overall record. Meanwhile, in their 10 road games this season, Wichita State has a record of 7-3.
Having been the underdog in 14 games, Wichita State has gone 6-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +17.5 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Wichita State currently has a record of 8-8 in American Athletic action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 7-5.
Coming into the game, Jaykwon Walton is the team leader in scoring, averaging 14.0 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Walton is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and adding 1.9 assists. Wichita State’s second leading scorer is Craig Porter Jr, who has hit 46.7% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 12.9 points per game.
At this point, the Wichita State offense is one of the worst performing units in the NCAA, averaging just 68.5 points per game. This figure places them just 288th in college basketball. In addition, Wichita State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 58.19% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 412th in overall field goal percentage at 40.1%. When the Shockers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 31.1% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Wichita State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 68.0 per contest, placing them just 442nd in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.0 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.9 offensive boards per game.
At this point, Houston heads into their matchup vs Wichita State with a record of 27-2 and riding a 9 game win streak. So far, Houston has been the home team 17 times, sitting with a record of 15-2.
Getting ready to play for the 29 times as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 27-2 in those matchups. Playing at home, Houston comes into this game as -17.5 point favorites.
At this moment, Houston currently has a record of 15-1 in American Athletic action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 12-1.
Coming into the game, Marcus Sasser is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.0 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Sasser is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and adding 3.3 assists. Houston’s second leading scorer is J’Wan Roberts, who has hit 65.5% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 10.9 points per game.
Cougars Key Stats
So far, the Cougars have been an above average unit, averaging 75.8 points per game, good for 65th in the NCAA. In addition, Houston’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.81% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 62nd in overall field goal percentage at 46.9%. When the Cougars have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.1% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Houston is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.6 per contest, placing them just 621st in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 39.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 13.4 offensive boards per game.
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Wichita State Shockers vs. Houston Cougars CBB Betting Trends
- First, Wichita State is 2-3 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Shockers are 3-2 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Wichita State is 8-0-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 6-4 SU.
- At this point, Shockers are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Cougars are 3-0 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
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Free Spread Prediction: Houston Cougars -17.5
For today’s matchup between Houston Cougars and Wichita State Shockers, our analysis points to Houston covering the spread as the -17.5 point favorites. Although the Cougars are just 2-3 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Houston as they will be facing a Wichita State team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Shockers’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Houston Cougars to cover!
Free Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars Betting Pick: Houston ATS
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