UCF vs Tulane Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: UCF Knights vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane -1
The UCF Knights head to Devlin Fieldhouse to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this game has Tulane as 1 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 69.3 points per game while giving up 67.3 per contest. Tulane has an overall record of 10-6. They are averaging 71.9 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 4.1.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 6-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-5-0 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
01/11/20 G Dre Fuller Jr. Undisclosed is questionable
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Collin Smith comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 64%. Ceasar DeJesus averages 11.1 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
TeShaun Hightower scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. K.J. Lawson averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF averages 69.3 points per contest, which is 236th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 230th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 324th in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 112th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 183rd with 13.5 per game. The Knights allow 67.3 points per contest, which is 139th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 160th and 185th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 235th, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 307th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 209th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 171st in the nation with 71.9 points per contest this season. They are 219th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 41st in the NCAA. They are 326th in D-1 in rebounding with 32.1 boards per contest and 267th in assists per game with 12.1. The Green Wave are 320th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Green Wave give up 67.9 points per game, which ranks them 154th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 257th and 198th in those defensive statistics. They rank 321st with 15.4 dimes allowed per game and 287th with 37.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Green Wave are 313th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per contest this year.
The Knights are 215th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 222nd in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 270th. As a team they are 283rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 216th in Division 1. UCF is 200th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 302nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 136th in the country in offensive rating with 103.5. In terms of pace they are 242nd in Division 1 with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 178th. As a team they are 144th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 149th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take UCF +1
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