Saturday, February 13, 2016
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 7.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Golden Hurricane come into this game with an overall record of 16-8 and a road record of 5-3. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Huskies have an overall record of 17-6 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 7-11 and they are 10-8 against the spread.
James Woodard comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Hurricane. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Shaquille Harrison averages 15.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Tulsa. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Shonn Miller averages 13.5 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Tulsa averages 73.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 149th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 126th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 242nd in the country. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 232nd and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 10.9 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 72nd and 225th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 221st and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 65th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 35th in the Division 1.
Connecticut averages 74.4 points per game this year which ranks them 131st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 54th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 142nd in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 104th and 119th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 32nd with 11 per game. The Huskies allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 91st and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in college basketball.
The Golden Hurricane average 74 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 106.2 and they assist on 54.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Tulsa turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.8%. The Golden Hurricane give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 78.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.4 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 110 and 51.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29%. The Huskies give up 59.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 55 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 11-9 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 11-12 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-8 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-11 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
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Tony's Pick: Take Tulsa
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