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No.6 Houston Cougars will be dribbling the ball through the hoop against the Wichita State Shockers at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET. Houston stayed on top at 11-2 of the American Athletic Conference with an .846 team-percentage and a 17-2 overall standing. The Cougars defeated the South Florida Bulls in their recent stint last February 10, 2021, at 82-65. Guard Quentin Grimes led Houston in victory with 29 points while Guard Dejon Jarreau chipped in 17along with 8 dimes; Forward Justin Gorham pitched in 11 points and 8 boards in the win.

The Houston Cougars have an excellent scoring game versus the South Florida Bulls with a 53.2% (33/62) shooting rate from the field, had difficulty in shooting the ball from long-range with a 32.0% (8/25) shooting efficiency, and made 8 of their 15 (53.3%)  tries from the charity stripe. Houston had 24 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds while dishing out a game-high 19 assists. The Houston Cougars blocked 5 shots while stealing the ball 10 times and won the turnover battle against the South Florida Bulls with 8 to 15. 

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Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers Predictions 2/18/2021

The Wichita State Shockers are in 2nd place behind Houston at 8-2 of the American Athletic Conference with a team-percentage of .800 and an overall standing of 12-4. Wichita State survived a very tight competition against the UCF Knights in their recent match last February 10, 2021, at 61-65. Sixth-man Alterique Gilbert led the Shockers with 17 points while Guard Dexter Dennis contributed a double-double with 16 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Forward Morris Udeze pitched in 12 points in the winning effort for Wichita State.

The Shockers struggled with 19 of their 51 field goal attempts for a 37.3% shooting rate, knocked down 7 of their 17 shooting attempts from the three-point range (41.2%), and sank 16 of their 21 (76.2%) free-throw attempts. Wichita State hauled down a total of 31 rebounds with 14 coming from the offensive end and distributed a game-high 8 assists. The Shockers rejected 3 attempted shots and stole the ball twice while winning the battle in turnover versus the UCF Knights with 10 to 12.       

#6 Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Houston -8. The Cougars ranked 69th on the offense and 3rd on defense while the Shockers ranked 141st on the offense and 124th on defense. The record shows that Houston is the better team here at both sides of the court and the Cougars won 9 of their last 10 contests including the last two games. Houston is 6-0 SU in its last 6 matches versus Wichita State and 4-1 ATS in its last 5 outings on the road. On the other hand, the Shockers are 0-5 ATS in its last 5 contests and the totals went UNDER in 5 of Wichita State’s last 7 games versus the Cougars. The predicted score, the Houston Cougars will win and cover ATS at 75-66.

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Houston Cougars vs Wichita State Shockers 2/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021


NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Cougars -8

NCAAB Totals: 137

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