Houston Cougars vs. Wichita State Shockers: January 6, 2021 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 8, 2021

Tyson Etienne leads the Wichita State Shockers (6-2) into a matchup with the No. 11 Houston Cougars (8-1) after scoring 29 points in an 83-79 win over Ole Miss. The Cougars are 11.5-point favorites in the matchup on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, which tips at 8:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has a point total of 136.

Betting Information

Houston vs Wichita State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -11.5 -110 -110 136 -108 -113 -835 550

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Computer picks for Houston vs Wichita State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Wichita State (+11.5) Over (136) Houston 73 Wichita State 66

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Total Facts

  • The Cougars and their opponents have combined to score more than 136 points in 133.3% of their games this season (12 of nine opportunities).
  • Wichita State and its opponents have added up to score more than 136 points in 37.5% of their games this year (three of eight opportunities).
  • The two teams average a combined 12.6 more points per game (148.6) than this matchup’s total of 136 points.
  • The Cougars and the Shockers have seen their opponents average a combined 12.2 less points per game than the point total of 136 set for this outing.
  • The average total the Cougars have had set in matchups this year is six fewer points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Shockers games this year is 6.4 more points than the point total of 136 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 73.7 points per game the Cougars average are 6.2 more points than the Shockers give up (67.5).
  • Houston is 6-0 overall and 4-0 against the spread when scoring more than 67.5 points.
  • When Wichita State allows more than 73.7 points, it is 2-1 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • The Shockers put up 18.6 more points per game (74.9) than the Cougars give up to opponents (56.3).
  • Wichita State has put together a 6-2 overall record and a 3-0-1 ATS record in games it scores more than 56.3 points.
  • Houston is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall when it allows its opponents to put up more than 74.9 points.
  • The Cougars have put up a total of 156 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 17.4 per game), and the Shockers have out-scored opponents by 59 points on the season (7.4 more per game).

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Houston Betting Information

  • Strong against this spread this season, the Cougars have covered six times in nine contests.
  • When favored by at least 11.5 points, the Cougars have put together a 2-2 record ATS.
  • The Cougars have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 3 of 9 contests this season, a rate of 33.3%

Wichita State Betting Information

  • Wichita State has a winning record against the spread, going 3-2-1 ATS (covering 50% of the time).
  • Wichita State and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year — 4 of 6 (66.7%).

Head to Head

Houston vs Wichita State (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/9/2020 Houston -4 133.5 -205 165 Regular Season 76-43 UH
1/18/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-54 UH
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-70 UH

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Houston Leaders

  • Quentin Grimes leads the Cougars in scoring, tallying 17.7 points per game to go with 7.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
  • Justin Gorham leads Houston in rebounding, averaging 8.8 per game, while DeJon Jarreau leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.4 in each contest.
  • Marcus Sasser contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Cougars. He knocks down 3.1 threes per game.
  • Jarreau is Houston’s leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Brison Gresham leads them in blocks with 1.6 per contest.

Wichita State Leaders

  • Etienne is the top scorer for the Shockers with 17.0 points per game. He also adds 3.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Wichita State’s leader in rebounds is Trey Wade with 6.4 per game, and its leader in assists is Alterique Gilbert with 3.3 per game.
  • Etienne is consistent from distance and leads the Shockers with 2.8 made threes per game.
  • Wichita State’s leader in steals is Gilbert (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Morris Udeze (1.1 per game).
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