Houston vs #16 Wichita State Prediction & Analysis – College Basketball

EMAILED ON January 18, 2020

Houston vs #16 Wichita State Prediction & Analysis – College Basketball


GAME:  #713 Houston U vs #714 Wichita State    
TIME:    1/18/2020 – 4:00p EST
SPREAD:   Wichita State -3.5
TOTAL:      138
SPORTSBOOK:  WagerWeb Sportsbook

The Houston Cougars (13-4, 3-1) have a tough road game against the #16 Wichita State Shockers (15-2, 3-1) at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday at 4 p.m. EST. Wichita State lost 65-53 on the road to Temple in its most recent game while Houston beat SMU on their home court by a score of 71-62. These teams met once last year in Houston with the Cougars winning 79-70. 


The Houston Cougars are averaging 75 points per game on 43% field goal shooting adding 7.1 three-pointers per game and 13.9 offensive rebounds turning the ball over only 11.9 times per game on the offensive end. The Cougars are allowing 65 points per game on 38% field goal shooting while forcing 11 turnovers per game and adding 5 steals and 2 blocks on defense.  The Cougars are led by Caleb Mills with 13.1 points along with Quentin Grimes with 13 points and Nate Hinton with 12 points per game.


The #16 Wichita State Shockers are averaging 76 points on 41% field goal shooting while adding 7.6 three-pointers per game and 11.4 offensive rebounds while turning the ball over 12.8 times per game on offense. The Shockers are allowing 63 points per game on 38% field goal shooting while forcing 16.9 turnovers and adding 6 steals and 4.3 blocks per game on the defensive end.  The Shockers are led by Erik Stevenson with 13.2 points 5.1 rebounds 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game along with Jaime Echenique with 11 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.


This line looks a little low for an unranked vs ranked matchup but not if you consider the history of these teams and how underrated Houston is this year. Houston has had a tough schedule and a talented team that is well-coached that always plays good defense and focuses on rebounding. The Shockers could lose this game but after their last game, they should be prepared and mentally focused. The Shockers are coming off a disappointing loss to Temple but they were due for a loss of this type after their 16 game win streak. They had a terrible 2nd half and you can look for them to bounce back in this game to win and cover the spread. Wichita State is 15-0 when they score at least 68 points and Houston has a few players nursing injuries as well which should slow them down on the offense and defense end. 

TRENDS(from covers.com)


  • Under is 5-0 in Cougars last 5 Saturday games.
  • Cougars are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.


  • Over is 6-1 in Shockers last 7 games as a home favorite.
  • Over is 6-1 in Shockers last 7 home games.


Bookie Analysis:  Wichita St. -3.5 / Under 138
Fade the Public:   Houston +3.5 / Under 138
Sharp Action:       no data / no data

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