The Texas Southern Tigers (0-10) are off to a slow start and will try to pick up their first victory when they clash with the Wyoming Cowboys (6-2) at Arena-Auditorium. Action begins at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017.
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In the Tigers last contest, they got blown out by the No. 21 Baylor Bears, 99-68. Demontrae Jefferson had a solid game for Texas Southern, leading both teams in scoring with 24 points on 9-for-18 shooting. Baylor had an effective field goal percentage of 0.742 (above their season average of 0.542). Texas Southern, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (13-17; 76.5 percent).
The Cowboys will look to keep it rolling after topping the Eastern Washington Eagles in their last contest, 93-88. Wyoming rallied around Hayden Dalton, who led the team in scoring with 28 points on 11-for-15 shooting. Wyoming played a nearly perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6 (above their season average of 17.0) and a free throw rate of 0.258 (matching their season average). Eastern Washington was 13.5 and 0.210, respectively, for those same stats.
When considering effective field goal percentage, Wyoming figures to have a substantial edge. Dating back to last season, the Cowboys defense ranks 45th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.462), while the Texas Southern offense ranks 310th in effective field goal percentage (0.479).
Texas Southern Tigers at Wyoming Cowboys Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Texas Southern, ATS Winner – Texas Southern, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Cowboys average 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. The Tigers rank 174th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
- Wyoming ranks 20th in three pointers attempted per game (27.7) while Texas Southern ranks 250th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3).
- The Cowboys rank 53rd in assists allowed per game (11.7) while the Tigers rank 251st (14.4).
- Wyoming averages 38.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 70th in the NCAA. Texas Southern ranks 266th in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).