Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs South Florida Bulls Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/15/2020
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs South Florida Bulls
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: South Florida -1.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Yuengling Center to play the South Florida Bulls on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 1.5 point favorites.
Tulsa comes into this game with an overall record of 16-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 70.0 points per game while giving up 64.5 per contest. South Florida has an overall mark of 11-13. They are averaging 62.7 points per contest and giving up 61.7, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-17-0 against the over/under
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 14-10-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 7-17-0 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Left Team is out for season
02/13/20 G Ezacuras Dawson III Knee is questionable
Martins Igbanu averages 13.0 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Brandon Rachal comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Laquincy Rideau averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 52%. David Collins averages 14.0 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Hurricane allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 39th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 175th, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 142nd place in the NCAA. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 262nd in the nation. Tulsa averages 70.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 219th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 114th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 281st in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 180th and 181st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 164th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 61.7 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 253rd and 226th in those defensive statistics. They rank 92nd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 312th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game. South Florida is 333rd in the country with 62.7 points per game this year. They are 311th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in the nation. They are 275th in the country in rebounding with 33.5 boards per game and 342nd in assists per contest with 9.9. The Bulls are 51st in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Golden Hurricane are 181st in the nation in offensive rating with 101.3. In terms of pace they are 264th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 171st. 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 285th in Division 1. Tulsa is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
South Florida is 29th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Bulls have an offensive rating of 95.2, which is ranked 307th. They are 329th in D-1 in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 300th. As a unit they are 314th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 140th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take South Florida -1.5
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