Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers 02/18/2021 Predictions, NCAAB Previews & Picks
Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers 02/18/2021 – An important American Athletic Conference play is all set to get underway between two of the top teams. Houston Cougars will hit the road in this game to square-off against Wichita State Shockers from Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The Cougars are sitting at the top spot as they enter this game. Wichita State Shockers are just one step behind at the second spot and they look forward to building on their winning streak. The Cougars and the Shockers have been dominating the AAC play with all the college betting odds in their favor.
Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers 02/18/2021
|When:||Thursday, February 18, 7:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kansas|
24 hours until a big-time matchup with one of the best in the country. #watchus
Shockers vs. No. 5 Houston | 6 p.m. Thursday | ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/vxf5ycTL02
— Wichita State Men's Basketball (@GoShockersMBB) February 18, 2021
The Houston Cougars won 11 of their 13 conference games and are 17-2 with their overall play. The Cougars enter this game riding a two-game winning streak. In their last battle, they defeated the South Florida Bulls with a final score of 82-65. Houston has a neat balance between their defense and the scoring offense. The Cougars are touching close to 77 points per game on average, but they have plenty of room for improvement with their field goal attempts. Houston will need to do their best against the Shockers in this game despite holding the top spot.
Players to watch: Q. Grimes G (GP 17 MIN 32.6 PTS 16.9 REB 6.5 AST 2.1 STL 1.2 BLK 0.2 TO 1.9 FG% 38 FT% 80.6), M. Sasser G (GP 16 MIN 31.9 PTS 15.1 REB 2.1 AST 2.3 STL 1.4 BLK 0 TO 1.4 FG% 40.6 FT% 84.6), D. Jarreau G (GP 18 MIN 27.7 PTS 10 REB 5.3 AST 4.3 STL 1.3 BLK 0.4 TO 2.3 FG% 41.1 FT% 66).
Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State Shockers are holding an 8-2 conference record and they are 12-4 with their overall play. The Shockers will enter this game riding a hot four-game winning streak. In their last outing, Wichita State managed to defeat UFC with a final score of 61-60. It was a close defeat, but an important one. The Shockers are touching an average of close to 73 points per game with their scoring offense. Tyson Etienne is the leader in scoring with an average of close to 73 points per game.
Players to watch: T. Etienne G (GP 16 MIN 33.7 PTS 17.3 REB 3.6 AST 2.3 STL 0.8 BLK 0.1 TO 1.2 FG% 38.9 FT% 77), A. Gilbert G (GP 16 MIN 28.6 PTS 10.2 REB 3.1 AST 3.7 STL 1.5 BLK 0.1 TO 2.1 FG% 34 FT% 75), M. Udeze F (GP 16 MIN 21 PTS 9.8 REB 3.6 AST 0.4 STL 0.6 BLK 0.7 TO 1.8 FG% 62.6 FT% 80.5).
Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Predictions
Houston is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games.
Houston is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
Houston is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Wichita State.
Cougars are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Wichita State.
Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wichita State’s last 6 games.
Wichita State is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wichita State’s last 7 games against Houston.
Wichita State is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home.
Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Picks
The sportsbook predictions are clearly in favor of the Cougars to win this game and cover the spread. Wichita State will not make it an easy victory for the Cougars, but they will struggle to prevent them from winning.
Moneyline: The ML for the Cougars is -380 and the Ml for the Shockers is +290.
Spread: -8 (-107) is the spread for the Cougars and +8 (-107) is the spread for the Shockers.
Totals: The total will go over 137.5 (-107) for Houston and the same will go under for the Shockers.
Score Prediction: 75-64, Cougars win.