UT Arlington Mavericks vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UT Arlington Mavericks vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: UT Arlington (+6.5)
The UT Arlington Mavericks (1-3) head to Donald W. Reynolds Center on Friday where they'll meet the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (0-2). The line on this contest has Tulsa as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 136.
UT Arlington steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 1-3 for the season. They average 69.8 points per contest (188th in the country) while hitting 39.0% from the floor. The Mavericks are connecting on 30.7% on shots from distance (27 of 88) and 63.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UT Arlington is collecting 39.0 boards per game and has accounted for 43 dimes this year, which has them ranked 85th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 10.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.5 fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Mavericks have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. The Mavericks are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.0% (107 of 255) and they concede 46.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They rank 245th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 50 surrendered this season. They are giving up 34.0% from beyond the arc and they rank 184th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (73.5).
The UT Arlington Mavericks faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and took a loss by a final of 72-60 in their last contest. UT Arlington finished the contest having earned a 38.9% field goal percentage (21 out of 54) and buried 7 of their 19 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Mavericks converted 11 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 68.8%. Regarding grabbing boards, they collected a total of 26 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 7 assists for this contest while earning 7 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of defense, UT Arlington allowed 38.9% from the floor on 21 out of 54. Arkansas earned 12 dimes and 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Razorbacks totaled 39 boards (16 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Arkansas finished shooting 78.9% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 19 attempts. They also converted 7 of their 21 attempts from long range.
Nicolas Elame is a guy who saw a lot of action in this game. He had 9 points on 4 of 14 shooting. He played 33 mins and also snagged 2 rebounds. Elame finished the game shooting 28.6% from the field and also totaled 3 dimes. Another guy that was a contributor in the game for the Mavericks was Shahada Wells. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also earned 3 assists. He finished the game shooting 54.5% from the floor in the game by shooting 6-of-11 (17 points). At the conclusion of this game, Wells played for 28 minutes.
Tulsa has a win-loss mark of 0-2 on the year. The Golden Hurricane are committing 15.5 fouls every game while shooting 55.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 11.5 times per contest (205th in D-1) and they turn it over 18.0 times per contest. Tulsa has 123 points for the campaign (61.5 per contest) and they grab 30.5 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Golden Hurricane are shooting 45.3% from the field, which has them ranked 188th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane on the defensive side of the court are 137th in the country in PPG given up with 69.5. They give up 13.0 assists and 35.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 162nd and 142nd in college hoops. The Tulsa defense allows 40.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (20 of 50) and opponents are converting on 62.8% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 18.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the field (143rd in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went home defeated by a final of 69-58 when they faced the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Golden Hurricane recorded 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 26 in the game. They also stuffed 2 shots while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Gamecocks had 17 fouls for the matchup which took the Golden Hurricane to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 60.0%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Tulsa knocked down 4 of their 17 tries (23.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Golden Hurricane went 21 for 52 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.4%. The Golden Hurricane allowed the Gamecocks to make 26 of their 54 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.1% for the matchup. They went 39.1% from three-point range by going 9 out of 23 and ended up shooting 8 of 13 from the charity stripe (61.5%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Tulsa permitted South Carolina to get 31 overall (7 offensive).
Elijah Joiner played a lot for the Golden Hurricane for the matchup. He knocked down 3 of 6 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 11 points. Joiner grabbed 7 rebounds in his 31 mins and totaled 2 dimes in this game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Tulsa was Brandon Rachal. He totaled 14 points in 29 minutes on the hardwood via 4 of 10 from the floor for this game. Rachal walked away from this one going 40.0% from the field while also totaling 2 dimes and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take UT Arlington (+6.5)
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