Connecticut Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/6/2020
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa -3.5
The Connecticut Huskies head to Donald W. Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 3.5 point favorites.
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 70.8 points per contest while giving up 65.3 per game. Tulsa has an overall mark of 15-6. They are averaging 70.4 points per contest and giving up 63.6, which is a point differential of 6.8.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 13-8-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-8-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
01/30/20 G Sidney Wilson Knee is out indefinitely
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Christian Vital comes into this game averaging 14.3 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 90%. James Bouknight averages 10.3 points per contest in 22.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Brandon Rachal scores 14.1 points per contest while playing 30.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jeriah Horne averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 70.8 points per contest, which is 192nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 300th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 267th in the nation. They average 38.1 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 77th and 203rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 91st with 14.2 per game. The Huskies allow 65.3 points per contest, which is 81st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 164th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 251st, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 103rd place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 205th in the nation with 70.4 points per contest this season. They are 107th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.8. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 229th in the NCAA. They are 123rd in D-1 in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 166th in assists per game with 13.3. The Golden Hurricane are 163rd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Golden Hurricane give up 63.6 points per game, which ranks them 48th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 151st with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 185th with 35.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Hurricane are 238th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest this year.
The Huskies are 235th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 202nd in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 304th. As a team they are 289th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 237th in Division 1. Connecticut is 143rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 133rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 179th. They are 271st in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 163rd. As a unit they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 285th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut +3.5
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