Tulane vs UCF Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: UCF -8.5
The Tulane Green Wave travel to Addition Financial Arena to play the UCF Knights on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 8.5 point favorites.
Tulane comes into this game with an overall record of 11-15. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 70.7 per contest. UCF has an overall record of 14-11. They are averaging 68.8 points per game and surrendering 67.8, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 13-13-0 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 15-11-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 13-12-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 9-15-1 against the over/under
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
02/21/20 G Dazon Ingram Illness is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
02/19/20 G Dre Fuller Jr. Groin is out for season
Christion Thompson averages 13.5 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. TeShaun Hightower comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.6 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Collin Smith averages 12.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Green Wave allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 210th in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 300th and 252nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 324th, and they give up 16.0 assists per contest which puts them in 337th place in the NCAA. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in the nation. Tulane averages 68.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 267th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 286th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 125th in D-1. They average 30.9 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 341st and 303rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 299th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights surrender 67.8 points per contest, which ranks them 137th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 109th and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 296th with 14.5 assists allowed per contest, and 263rd with 36.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 241st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game. UCF is 250th in the country with 68.8 points per game this year. They are 251st in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 270th in the nation. They are 166th in the country in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game and 160th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Knights are 154th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 98.1, which is ranked 258th. They are 186th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 256th. As a unit they are 245th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 102nd in D-1. Tulane is 277th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 156th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 98.8, which is ranked 242nd. They are 212th in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 261st. As a unit they are 256th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 186th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCF -8.5
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