Thursday, January 14, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 11-4 and a road record of 2-0. They are 5-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4. The Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 10-6 and a home record of 5-3. They have an over/under record of 7-8 and they are 6-7 against the spread.
Rodney Purvis comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 53%. Shonn Miller averages 13.1 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for UConn. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Shaquille Harrison averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Hurricane. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 64%. James Woodard averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
UConn averages 78.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 48th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 133rd and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 47th with 11.3 per game. The Huskies allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 63rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 86th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 51st place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in the Division 1.
Tulsa averages 74 points per game this year which ranks them 143rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 95th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 184th in the nation. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 256th and 145th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Hurricane rank 40th with 11.2 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 222nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 198th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 45th place in the nation. The Golden Hurricane force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in college basketball.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-5 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-4 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 6-7 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-8 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/22/15 C Amida Brimah Finger out 6-8 weeks
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take UConn
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