Tulsa vs Cincinnati Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/8/2020
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati -8.5
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 8.5 point favorites.
Tulsa comes into this game with an overall record of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 73.4 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall record of 8-6. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 68.4, good for a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 4-10-0 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 4-10-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
01/04/20 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out for season
Brandon Rachal comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Jeriah Horne averages 11.6 points per game in 24.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Chris Vogt averages 13.6 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Jarron Cumberland averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa averages 73.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 144th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 95th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 164th in the nation. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 120th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 13.3 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 123rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 62nd and 72nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 198th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 187th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 148th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 141st in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 306th in the nation. They are 101st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 118th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Bearcats are 66th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Bearcats surrender 68.4 points per contest, which ranks them 172nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 142nd with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 204th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.
The Golden Hurricane are 133rd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 262nd in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 140th. As a team they are 135th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 278th in Division 1. Tulsa is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 100th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 100.8, which is ranked 195th. They are 156th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 191st. As a unit they are 177th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 240th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -8.5
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