Houston vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 11/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (2-1) at Houston Cougars (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)
The Line: Houston Cougars -5.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and Houston Cougars meet Saturday night at the Hofheinz Pavilion.
The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks look for their second road win to get off to a 3-1 start to the year. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are averaging 68 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 40 percent shooting. Majok Deng is averaging 16.3 points and 2.3 assists while Travis Munnings is averaging 10.7 points and nine rebounds. Jamaal Samuel is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Roberson is dishing four assists. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are shooting 26.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. Louisiana Monroe has five players averaging at least 9.3 points but is averaging 14 turnovers per contest. The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks have won six of their last 10 road games.
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The Houston Cougars look to remain unbeaten on the year after not playing in a week. The Houston Cougars are averaging 103.5 points on 57.9 percent shooting and allowing 60.5 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Devonta Pollard is averaging 20.5 points and six rebounds while Ronnie Johnson is averaging 18.5 points and five assists. Galen Robinson Jr. is dishing five assists and Damyean Dotson is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 41.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. Houston has made 18 threes in two games and has come away with 22 steals. The Houston Cougars have won four straight home games.
The Warhawks are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a S.U. win and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games. The Cougars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
While Houston hasn't played anybody yet, the Cougars have had a week of rest and are tough to beat on their home court. Louisiana Monroe turns the ball over too much for my taste. I'll lay the reasonable chalk here.