Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The UCF Knights travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Tulane as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Knights come into this game with an overall record of 10-9 and a road record of 3-5. They are 12-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-10. The Green Wave have an overall record of 8-15 and a home record of 5-6. They have an over/under record of 9-8 and they are 7-9 against the spread.
A.J. Davis comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Knights. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Adonys Henriquez averages 10.1 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for UCF. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Louis Dabney averages 13 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the Green Wave. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Malik Morgan averages 11.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
UCF averages 73.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 149th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 204th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game which ranks them 43rd and 178th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 14.5 per game. The Knights allow 72.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 67th and 53rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 171st and they give up 15.7 assists per contest which puts them in 316th place in the country. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in the Division 1.
Tulane averages 64.2 points per game this year which ranks them 324th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them sitting in the 321st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 339th in the nation. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per contest which ranks them 69th and 291st respectively. In the turnover department the Green Wave rank 285th with 14.1 per game. The Green Wave allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 194th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 165th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 64th place in the nation. The Green Wave force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in college basketball.
The Knights average 74.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -17.3 per contest. The Knights have an offensive rating of 105.2 and they assist on 52.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. UCF turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%. The Knights give up 77.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Green Wave score 65 ppg at home and they have averaged 61 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -16.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.8 points per game. The Green Wave have a rating on offense of 94.4 and 49.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Tulane turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.5%. The Green Wave give up 64.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 12-5 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 7-10 against the over/under
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 7-9 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 9-8 against the over/under
UCF Knights Injuries
11/27/15 G B.J. Taylor Foot out for season
02/03/16 G Adonys Henriquez Knee "?" Thursday vs. Tulane
Tulane Green Wave Injuries
02/03/16 F Jernard Jarreau Leg "?" Thursday vs. Central Florida
Guy's Pick: Take UCF
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