Tulane at UCF College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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The Tulane Green Wave head to CFE Arena to take on the UCF Knights on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 6.5 point favorites.
Tulane comes into this game with an overall record of 14-15. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. UCF has an overall mark of 17-12. They are averaging 62.9 points per contest and giving up 61.7, which is a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 14-10 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 9-14 against the over/under this year
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/10/17 C Collin Smith Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Aubrey Dawkins Shoulder is out for season
02/15/18 G Chance McSpadden Finger is out for season
01/20/18 C Tacko Fall Shoulder is out for season
Melvin Frazier averages 16 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Cameron Reynolds averages 15.2 points per contest in 36 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Ceasar DeJesus scores 8.7 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. A.J. Davis averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also brings in 8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane averages 73.8 points per contest this year, which is 180th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 156th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 182nd in Division 1. They average 34.2 boards per contest and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 243rd and 53rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 165th with 13.2 per game. The Green Wave allow 74.3 points per contest, which is 229th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 229th and 129th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 104th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 101st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 344th in the country with 62.9 points per contest this season. They are 280th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 312th in Division 1. They are 191st in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 335th in assists per game with 10.9. The Knights are 93rd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Knights give up 61.7 points per game, which ranks them 3rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 132nd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 110th with 33.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Knights are 87th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Green Wave are 185th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 105.2 is ranked 240th. In terms of pace they are 160th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 157th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 156th in Division 1. Tulane is 141st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 177th in the nation.
UCF is 29th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 8th in the nation. The Knights are 327th in the country in offensive rating with 96.4, and their defensive rating of 94.4 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 341st in Division 1 with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 308th. As a team they are 309th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 290th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +6.5
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