Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars 1/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars 1/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Wichita State Shockers will be dribbling the ball through the hoop against the #11 Houston Cougars at the Fertitta Center in Houston on Wednesday, January 06, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET. Wichita State shocked the Ole Miss Rebels during their recent face-off and snatched an 83-79 victory, Saturday night. With that win, the Shockers improved their overall record to 6-2 with a .750 team-percentage and took the lead in the American Athletic Conference. Guard Tyson Etienne led the way for Wichita State with 29 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds. Guards Alterique Gilbert and Dexter Dennis chipped in 14 & 10 points in the winning effort. Forward Trey Wade topped the rebounding with 9 boards and led in assists with 5 for the win.

The Wichita State Shockers controlled all scoring departments with 52.0% (26/50) shooting from the field, 45.0% shooting efficiency from the rainbow territory, and sank 22 of 26 (84.6%) attempted shots from the foul line. Wichita State dominated the board over Ole Miss with 35 to 33 and distributed 14 assists in the triumph. The team’s defense recorded 1 block and 2 steals while losing the battle in turnover with 15 to 9. The Shockers finished the game with fewer fouls committed than the Rebels, 22 to 24.

Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars Predictions 1/6/2021

No.11 Houston Cougars upgraded their overall standing to 8-1 after a 74-60 triumph over the SMU Mustangs last Sunday. After the win, Houston secured 2nd place in the American Athletic Conference with a team-percentage of .889. Four starters of the Cougars recorded double-figure scoring and Guard Marcus Sasser led the way with 17 points, 1 assist, and 2 rebounds. Guard Dejon Jarreau pitched in 15 points, 8 rebounds, and a team-high 5 assists. Forward Justin Gorham and Guard Quentin Grimes contributed 11 points each.

Houston connected 25 of 64 (39.1%) attempted shots from the field, knocked down 7 of 20 (35.0%) attempts from the three-point range, and made 17 of 20 (85.0%) free throw attempts. The Cougars controlled the board, 45 to 32 rebounds, with 18 came from the offensive side of the court. The team posted 11 assists, 4 blocks, and 8 steals while winning the battle in turnover 12 to 14. The Houston Cougars recorded 17 personal fouls in the win.

Wichita State Shockers vs. #11 Houston Cougars. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Houston -11.5. The Shockers ranked 136th in offense and 128th on defense while the Cougars ranked 154th in offense and 10th on defense. Wichita State is 5-0 SU in their last 5 outings and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 contests versus Houston. The Cougars are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 matches and 15-0 SU in their last 15 games at home. Houston is the ranked team in this match-up and their potential just heated up after the team snapped their lone defeat with a bounce-back win over SMU. Final Score Prediction, the Houston Cougars will win and cover ATS at 74-62.

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Wichita State Shockers vs Houston Cougars 1/6/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX

Date: Wednesday, January 06, 2021


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Cougars -11.5

NCAAB Totals: 136

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