Tulsa vs Connecticut predictions 1/26/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: XL Center in Hartford, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut -5.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to XL Center to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 5.5 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.2 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. Connecticut has an overall record of 10-8. They are averaging 70.6 points per game and surrendering 64.4, good for a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-15-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-6-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
Brandon Rachal comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Jeriah Horne averages 12.2 points per game in 26.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Christian Vital averages 14.2 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Alterique Gilbert averages 9.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 33% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 70.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 192nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 259th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 151st and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 188th with 13.3 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 34th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 183rd and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 142nd place in Division 1. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 202nd in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 269th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 212th in the nation. They are 68th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 222nd in assists per contest with 12.7. The Huskies are 89th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Huskies surrender 64.4 points per contest, which ranks them 65th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 138th in those defensive statistics. They rank 76th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 233rd with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 300th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Golden Hurricane are 170th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.9. In terms of pace they are 260th in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 164th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 274th in Division 1. Tulsa is 168th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 125th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 228th. They are 223rd in D-1 in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 288th. As a unit they are 267th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut -5.5
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