South Florida at Tulsa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/18/2018
Sunday, February 18, 2018
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday, February 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 13.5 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-19. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 62.2 points per contest while giving up 71.3 per game. Tulsa has an overall mark of 15-10. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 72.4, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 7-15 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 13-10 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 14-8 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-9 against the over/under this year
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
01/21/18 F Tulio Da Silva Left Team is out for season
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Stephen Jiggets averages 12.1 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Payton Banks averages 11.6 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Junior Etou averages 15.5 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Sterling Taplin averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 62.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 349th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -9.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 324th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 170th in the country. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 296th and 308th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 77th with 14.3 per game. The Bulls allow 71.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 151st in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 244th and 170th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 177th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 257th place in college basketball. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 183rd in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 256th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 195th in college basketball. They are 44th in the nation in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 285th in assists per contest with 12.1. The Golden Hurricane are 184th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Golden Hurricane surrender 72.4 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 75th and 93rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 276th with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 250th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Hurricane are 66th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game this season.
The Bulls are 332nd in the nation in offensive rating with 94.5, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 299th. In terms of pace they are 335th in the country with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 326th. As a team they are 320th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 277th in Division 1. South Florida is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 222nd in the nation.
Tulsa is 180th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 119th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane are 149th in the country in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 103.7 is ranked 218th. In terms of pace they are 232nd in Division 1 with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 216th. As a team they are 162nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 91st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tulsa -13.5
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