Connecticut at Tulsa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/3/2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 3.5 point favorites.
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of -3.6 as they are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 73.0 per game. Tulsa has an overall record of 9-5. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 70.6, good for a point differential of 4.7.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 3-7 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 8-3 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/23/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is out for season
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
12/15/17 G DaQuan Jeffries Hand is out indefinitely
Jalen Adams averages 18.2 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 75%. Terry Larrier averages 15.7 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Junior Etou averages 17.9 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Sterling Taplin averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 69.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 286th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 330th. Behind the arc they shoot 30%, which is good for 325th in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 9.3 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 349th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 184th with 13.3 per game. The Huskies allow 73.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 201st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 155th and 285th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 237th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 171st place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 160th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 170th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 169th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 260th in college basketball. They are 65th in the nation in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 284th in assists per contest with 12.2. The Golden Hurricane are 188th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Golden Hurricane surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 150th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 81st and 67th in those defensive statistics. They rank 221st with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 193rd with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Hurricane are 114th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game this season.
The Huskies are 299th in the nation in offensive rating with 97, and their defensive rating of 102 is ranked 209th. In terms of pace they are 211th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 337th. As a team they are 322nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 244th in Division 1. Connecticut is 191st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 213th in the nation.
Tulsa is 174th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 100th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane are 146th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8, and their defensive rating of 100.1 is ranked 169th. In terms of pace they are 194th in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 186th. As a team they are 140th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 160th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulsa -3.5
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