UCF vs Tulsa Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/29/2020
Game: UCF Knights vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa -6.5
The UCF Knights travel to Donald W. Reynolds Center to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Tulsa as 6.5 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 14-13. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 68.8 points per game while giving up 68.6 per contest. Tulsa has an overall record of 19-9. They are averaging 68.6 points per game and surrendering 63.8, good for a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 13-14-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 11-15-1 against the over/under
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 16-12-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 8-20-0 against the over/under
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
02/19/20 G Dre Fuller Jr. Groin is out for season
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.0 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 1.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Collin Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
Brandon Rachal averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Martins Igbanu averages 13.4 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 158th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 109th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 259th, and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 295th place in the NCAA. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in the nation. UCF averages 68.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 247th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 239th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 291st in D-1. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 183rd and 170th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 130th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Hurricane surrender 63.8 points per contest, which ranks them 37th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 122nd with 11.9 assists allowed per contest, and 149th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Hurricane are 273rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Tulsa is 253rd in the country with 68.6 points per game this year. They are 131st in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 268th in the nation. They are 204th in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game and 202nd in assists per contest with 12.8. The Golden Hurricane are 150th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Knights are 246th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.6. In terms of pace they are 189th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 245th. As a team they are 250th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 181st in Division 1. UCF is 121st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 109th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 100.4, which is ranked 198th. They are 288th in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 183rd. As a unit they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tulsa -6.5
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