Houston vs. Murray State - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Murray State Racers (5-2) at Houston Cougars (4-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Hofheinz Pavilion)
The Line: Houston Cougars -6 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Cougars and the Murray State Racers face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Houston Cougars are 4-0 this season but it has been against soft competition. Houston is averaging 90.2 points and they are shooting 50.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Devonta Pollard leads the Cougars averaging 18 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Rob Gray Jr. is averaging 16.5 points, Ronnie Johnson is averaging 15.3 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 10 points and 6.3 rebounds. Houston has taken on very light competition thus far.
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The Murray State Racers are 5-2 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Murray State is averaging 68.6 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.4 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Wayne Langston leads the Racers averaging 13.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Bryce Jones is averaging 9.6 points, Jeffery Moss is averaging 11.1 points, and Chad Culbreath is averaging 6.6 points. Murray State lost their only road game of the season thus far.
Houston is 7-0 against the spread in their last seven games, 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Murray State is 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 non-conference games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 road games against a team with a winning home record, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games.
Seven points just seems like a lot for this game so I will take the points and my chances with Murray State.