Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UCF Knights Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/9/2020
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UCF Knights
Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: UCF +4.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Addition Financial Arena to play the UCF Knights on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Tulsa as 4.5 point favorites.
Tulsa comes into this game with an overall record of 15-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 69.8 points per game while giving up 64.0 per contest. UCF has an overall mark of 12-10. They are averaging 67.7 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 6-16-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 11-11-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 7-14-1 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
Martins Igbanu averages 11.7 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%. Brandon Rachal comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Collin Smith averages 12.7 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Hurricane allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd, and they give up 12.0 assists per contest which puts them in 137th place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in the nation. Tulsa averages 69.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 224th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 271st in D-1. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 167th and 182nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 162nd with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 98th and 119th in those defensive statistics. They rank 288th with 14.3 assists allowed per contest, and 247th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 222nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. UCF is 274th in the country with 67.7 points per game this year. They are 255th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 297th in the nation. They are 168th in the country in rebounding with 35.9 boards per game and 154th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Knights are 166th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Golden Hurricane are 184th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 278th in the country with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 175th. As a team they are 151st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 290th in Division 1. Tulsa is 131st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 159th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 98.2, which is ranked 253rd. They are 221st in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 270th. As a unit they are 283rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UCF +4.5
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