Tulsa at UCF Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 11.5 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-6. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 69.4 per game. UCF has an overall record of 13-3. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 63.9, good for a point differential of 11.3.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 9-6-1 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 8-7-1 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
DaQuan Jeffries comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Martins Igbanu averages 12.3 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
B.J. Taylor averages 17.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 16.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 245th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 174th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 220th and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 243rd with 12.7 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 126th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 49th and 121st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 264th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 189th place in Division 1. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 78th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 146th in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 45th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 11.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 71st in the nation. They are 87th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 165th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Knights are 317th in turnovers per game with 11.3. The Knights surrender 63.9 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 89th in those defensive statistics. They rank 145th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 181st with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 95th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game.
The Golden Hurricane are 220th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.6. In terms of pace they are 241st in the country with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 184th. As a team they are 139th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Tulsa is 175th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 305th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 110.2, which is ranked 65th. They are 293rd in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 58th. As a unit they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCF -11.5
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