Houston vs. Wichita State - 2/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Wichita State Shockers (17-5) at Houston Cougars (18-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Fertitta Center)
The Line: Houston Cougars -5.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wichita State Shockers and Houston Cougars meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Fertitta Center.
The Wichita State Shockers need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 73.7 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Erik Stevenson is averaging 11.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while Jaime Echenique is averaging 11.6 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jamarius Burton is the third double-digit scorer and Tyson Etienne is grabbing two rebounds. The Wichita State Shockers are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The Wichita State Shockers are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.4 rebounds per game. The Wichita State Shockers have won three of their last five road games.
The Houston Cougars look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Houston Cougars are averaging 73.6 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 38.1 percent shooting. Caleb Mills is averaging 13.1 points and 2.3 rebounds while Quentin Grimes is averaging 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Nate Hinton is the third double-digit scorer and Fabian White Jr. is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.9 rebounds per game. The Houston Cougars haven’t lost a home game since December 15.
The Shockers are 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 road games, 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 Sunday games and 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cougars are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games, 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Shockers last 16 overall. The under is 7-1 in Cougars last 8 overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Wichita State Shockers come into this contest playing sluggish basketball, losing four of their last six and shooting just 38.4 percent from the field in their last five games. The Houston Cougars have not only won 10 of their last 12 games, but they win at home by an average of 13 points and just beat Wichita State by 11 points on the road less than a month ago. I don't trust the Wichita State Shockers in their current form and Houston has been one of the more consistent teams in the AAC. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.