Stetson vs Houston Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/13/23
Houston Cougars (2-0) vs Stetson Hatters (0-1)
Game Info: Monday, November 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Fertitta Center)
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The Stetson Hatters will play the Houston Cougars in a non-conference game on Monday night at the Fertitta Center in Houston, Texas. Stetson won their first game, but they lost their second game, while Houston has started with two straight wins.
The Stetson Hatters are 1-1 this year after they lost to UNLV by a score of 71-55 in their last game. Stetson only scored 21 points in the first half, but they did play much better in the second half. The Hatters shot 31.8% from the field and recorded 42 rebounds in the loss. Stetson defeated Trinity Baptist by a score of 109-54 in their first game. Stetson is scoring 82 points per game with 54 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, while allowing 62.5 points against per game this year. Jalen Blackmon is averaging 19.5 points per game, three rebounds per game, and one assist per game this year. Stetson is shooting 43% from the field, 66.7% on free throws, and 30.3% on three pointers this season.
The Houston Cougars are 2-0 this season after they defeated Texas A&M-CC by a score of 82-50 in their last game. Houston scored 41 points in each half, but they held their opponent to only 27 and 23 points in each half. The Cougars shot 41.8% from the field and recorded 54 rebounds in the win. Houston defeated UL-Monroe by a score of 84-31 in their season opener. Houston is scoring 83 points per game with 50 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, while allowing 40.5 points against per game this season. Emanuel Sharp has led the Cougars this season with 15.5 points, 1.0 rebound, and 1.0 assist per game. Houston is shooting 42.2% from the field, 65.1% on free throws, and 29.8% on three pointers this year.
Houston has dominated their first two games of the season on both ends of the floor, as they have scored 82+ points and they have allowed 50 and 31 points in the wins. The Cougars are one of the best teams in the country and they will be at home for this matchup. Stetson lost by 24 points to UNLV and only scored 21 points in the first half. This Houston defense is going to make it very difficult for Stetson and I think they are going to struggle to get to 50 points. Take Houston to win big.