Wichita State at Tulsa Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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The Wichita State Shockers head to Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 4.5 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-12. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 69.4 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Tulsa has an overall mark of 16-10. They are averaging 72.0 points per contest and giving up 70.2, which is a point differential of 1.8.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-11-1 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-13-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-13-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markis McDuffie comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.4 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
DaQuan Jeffries scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 28.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Martins Igbanu averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.5 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 69.4 points per contest, which is 271st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 330th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 88th and 221st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 214th with 12.8 per game. The Shockers allow 70.3 points per contest, which is 145th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 223rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 175th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 64th place in the country. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 200th in the nation with 72.0 points per contest this season. They are 114th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 140th in the NCAA. They are 233rd in D-1 in rebounding with 34.5 boards per contest and 196th in assists per game with 13.3. The Golden Hurricane are 205th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Golden Hurricane give up 70.2 points per game, which ranks them 144th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 73rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 299th with 37.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Hurricane are 110th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 99.8, which is ranked 273rd. They are 207th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 327th. As a unit they are 328th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in D-1. Wichita State is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 143rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 219th. They are 170th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 133rd. As a unit they are 110th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 223rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State +4.5
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