Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 5-7 and a road record of 1-1. They are 2-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6. The Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 6-6 and a home record of 4-2. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 6-5 against the spread.
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.8 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jaleel Wheeler averages 12.4 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Hurricane. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Junior Etou averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Connecticut averages 63.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 319th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 296th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 315th in the country. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game which ranks them 132nd and 246th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 105th with 12.7 per game. The Huskies allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 291st and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 32nd place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 282nd in Division 1.
Tulsa averages 68.6 points per game this year which ranks them 250th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 141st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 189th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per contest which ranks them 151st and 261st respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Hurricane rank 339th with 16.9 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 106th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 127th and 135th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 122nd place in the nation. The Golden Hurricane force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in college basketball.
The Huskies average 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 64.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 98.7 and they assist on 53.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.3%. The Huskies give up 70.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Hurricane score 72.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.7 points per game. The Golden Hurricane have a rating on offense of 98.4 and 51.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Tulsa turns it over an average of 21.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.5%. The Golden Hurricane give up 69 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-7 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-6 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 6-5 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-6 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/28/16 G Jalen Adams Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Houston U
12/28/16 F Juwan Durham Flu is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Houston U
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Tulsa
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