Rhode Island vs. Houston - 12/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Cougars (5-0) at Rhode Island Rams (5-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams -7.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 See the Latest Odds
The Rhode Island Rams and the Houston Cougars face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Rhode Island Rams are 5-3 this season and they are coming off of a loss to in-state rival Providence. Rhode Island is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Four McGlynn leads URI averaging 11.6 points per game. Hassan Martin is averaging 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds, Kuran Iverson is averaging 11.5 points and 5.4 rebounds, and Jared Terrell is averaging 11.4 points. Rhode Island’s losses have all come to strong teams.
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The Houston Cougars are 5-0 this season and they are coming off of a blowout win over Murray State. Houston is averaging 90.8 points and they are shooting 52.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Rob Gray Jr. leads the Cougars averaging 18.4 points per game. Devonta Pollard is averaging 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, Ronnie Johnson is averaging 15.6 points, and Damyean Dotson is averaging 9.8 points and 6.4 rebounds. All of Houston’s wins have come by double digits.
Rhode Island is 7-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Houston is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 5-0 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, and 6-1 against the spread against the A-10.
This one looks like it could be a war and both of these teams play good enough defense that I like the under. My stronger play is the winning team against the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area.