Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Predictions


Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State Shockers
15-3 (5-0 V)
12:00 pm ET, Saturday, January 20, 2018
Toyota Center, Houston
Houston Cougars
Houston Cougars
14-4 (8-0 H)
ESPNU
 
Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Predictions

Two American Athletic Conference squads coming off disappointing losses collide Saturday, when No. 7 Wichita State travels to Houston to face the Cougars for the second meeting this season.

Wichita State stormed out to a 5-0 start in its first season in the AAC, before running into a buzz saw Wednesday in a home loss to SMU.

The Mustangs shot 63.8 percent from the floor and snapped Wichita State's seven-game win streak.

The Shockers trailed for the majority of the second half and were down 13 with 4:33 left in the game, before rallying. Landry Shamet and Austin Reaves each hit a pair of 3-pointers to fuel a late Wichita State comeback, but SMU's Shake Milton continued to hit big shots on his way to a career-high 33 points.

The Shockers simply couldn't keep up, but few teams could the way SMU shot the ball.

Even Houston coach Kelvin Sampson noted how well SMU played.

The Cougars also found themselves in a close game against a hot opponent their last time out. On Wednesday, in New Orleans, Houston took a late three-point lead against Tulane, but couldn't hold on and dropped an 81-72 conference game. Rob Gray scored 24 points to lead Houston.

Now, the Cougars (14-4, 4-2 AAC) return home to H&PE Arena, where they're 8-0 this season.

The Shockers rolled past the Cougars 81-63 on Jan. 4, behind 18 points from Shamet. The 63 points is a season-low for Wichita State.

Wichita State (15-3, 5-1) trails Cincinnati by one game in the American standings. Houston and Memphis are one game back of the Shockers, who responded to their last loss, 91-83 to Oklahoma on Dec. 16, by winning their next seven games.

Gray is averaging 19.4 points for the Cougars. Shamet leads Wichita State, averaging 16.1 points per game.

 

Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Wichita State Shockers -4 (-105 - 152 (-110)o
Houston Cougars +4 (-115) - 152 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Wichita State 69, Houston 66

 


 

Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Wichita State Shockers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 15-3 9-2 6-1 7-9 4-5 3-4 84.56 69.11 15.45
Last 10 8-2 4-2 4-0 4-6 2-4 2-2 81.80 69.60 12.20
vs Conf 5-1 2-1 3-0 3-3 2-1 1-2 82.17 65.67 16.50

Houston Cougars

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 14-4 8-1 6-3 7-7 3-2 4-5 79.61 67.50 12.11
Last 10 7-3 3-0 4-3 4-5 1-1 3-4 77.50 68.40 9.10
vs Conf 4-2 2-0 2-2 2-4 1-1 1-3 76.50 69.17 7.33

Betting Odds Trends

Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Wichita State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Wichita State is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games on the road

Houston Cougars

Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Injuries

Wichita St. Shockers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Houston Cougars

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/4/18 WICH 81 HOU 63 -10/151.5 WICH/U
3/16/05 WICH 85 HOU 69 -8/136 WICH/O

Wichita St.: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS WICH FG Opp FG Reb
1/17/18 SMU 78-83 (L) -9.5/142 LO 30/56 30/47 23-18
1/13/18 @TLSA 72-69 (W) -12.5/149.5 LU 25/61 27/59 36-27
1/11/18 @ECU 95-60 (W) -23.5/140 WO 38/64 23/58 37-23
1/7/18 USF 95-57 (W) -29/138 WO 37/59 20/55 32-18
1/4/18 HOU 81-63 (W) -10/151.5 WU 26/58 23/56 31-31
12/30/17 @UCONN 72-62 (W) -10.5/145 LU 28/67 24/62 39-26
12/22/17 FGCU 75-65 (W) -17.5/159.5 LU 22/56 25/68 41-37
12/19/17 ARST 89-80 (W) -29/153 LO 34/64 28/57 32-28
12/16/17 OKLA 83-91 (L) -7/165.5 LO 30/70 29/72 42-38
12/9/17 @OKST 78-66 (W) -5/145.5 WU 20/45 21/52 30-22

Houston: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS HOU FG Opp FG Reb
1/17/18 @TULN 72-81 (L) -7/149.5 LO 24/69 26/56 37-37
1/14/18 @ECU 65-49 (W) -17/143 LU 26/66 17/57 36-28
1/11/18 TLSA 104-71 (W) -11.5/146.5 WO 37/67 22/56 33-30
1/4/18 @WICH 63-81 (L) 10/151.5 LU 23/56 26/58 31-31
12/30/17 TEM 76-73 (W) -8/151.5 LU 29/61 27/59 37-23
12/28/17 @USF 79-60 (W) -14.5/137 WO 28/62 18/57 40-31
12/20/17 @PROV (N) 70-59 (W) -5.5/145 WU 24/57 20/54 38-31
12/17/17 PV 92-72 (W) -/- -- 29/53 26/61 34-25
12/13/17 @LSU 77-80 (L) -2/159.5 LU 28/63 28/61 31-36
12/9/17 @SLU 77-58 (W) -8/134.5 WO 22/48 16/44 34-21

 

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