Wichita State Shockers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State (+3.5)
The Wichita State Shockers (1-2) go to Donald W. Reynolds Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-2). The odds on this game have Tulsa as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 132.5.
Wichita State comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-2 on the season. They are averaging 70.3 pts per game (213th in the country) while hitting 36.8% from the field. The Shockers are hitting 28.8% on shots from beyond the arc (21 of 73) and 73.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Wichita State is collecting 37.0 boards per game and is sitting with 30 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 291st in the country in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 9.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.0 fouls per game. On the defensive end of the court, the Shockers have forced 12.3 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are surrendering 33.8% on shots from downtown and they are 216th in college hoops in PPG allowed (73.0). The Shockers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.7% (80 of 183) and they concede 42.3 boards per contest as a team. They rank 77th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 41 conceded so far this year.
The Wichita State Shockers faced off with the Oklahoma State Cowboys and went home with a loss by a final score of 67-64 in their last game. Wichita State wrapped up the contest having earned a 36.2% FG percentage (21 out of 58) and knocked down 5 out of their 26 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Shockers converted 17 of their 22 shots for a rate of 77.3%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they earned 29 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 dimes for the contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 3 blocked shots. Pertaining to defense, Wichita State let their opponent shoot 36.2% from the floor on 21 of 58. Oklahoma State recorded 11 dimes and 6 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Cowboys collected 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Oklahoma State went 62.5% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 16 attempts. They also converted 7 out of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc.
Tyson Etienne is someone who was a major contributor for this contest. He ended up with 19 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also collected 2 rebounds. Etienne went 46.2% from the floor and also dished out 2 assists. Someone else that saw a lot of action in this contest for the Shockers was Alterique Gilbert. He grabbed 4 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field for this game by connecting on 4-of-8 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Gilbert was on the court for 32 min.
Tulsa has a mark of 1-2 on the year. As an offense, the Golden Hurricane are hitting on 47.1% from the field, which has them ranked 115th in college basketball. Tulsa has totaled 202 pts this year (67.3 per contest) and they collect 34.0 boards per game. They are earning an assist 13.7 times per game (169th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 16.3 times per game. The Golden Hurricane are responsible for committing 15.3 fouls every game while shooting 57.8% from the free throw line. The Golden Hurricane on the defensive end are ranked 137th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 67.7. They are able to force 17.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (162nd in college basketball). The Tulsa defense allows 39.5% on shots from 3-point land (30 of 76) and opponents are converting on 58.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 12.7 assists and 33.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 163rd and 102nd in Division 1.
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane got the victory with a final of 79-64 against the UT Arlington Mavericks. The Golden Hurricane were able to snag 25 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while getting 8 steals in the game. The Mavericks were called for 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Golden Hurricane to the free throw line for 11 attempts. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 63.6%. Regarding three-point attempts, Tulsa made 8 out of 23 tries (34.8%). When all was said and done, the Golden Hurricane finished 32 out of 64 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Golden Hurricane allowed the Mavericks to make 23 of their 54 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.6% for the game. They finished 38.5% from distance by going 10 out of 26 and finished the game at 8 of 17 from the charity stripe (47.1%). In the matter of rebounds, Tulsa allowed UT Arlington to grab 26 in all (5 offensive).
Brandon Rachal was pivotal for the Golden Hurricane in the game. He made 8 out of 13 for this contest for a field goal rate of 61.5%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Rachal had 2 rebounds in his 28 mins played and tallied 2 assists for the contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Tulsa was Elijah Joiner. He notched 14 points in his 26 minutes played by way of 6 out of 7 from the floor for this contest. Joiner ended the game having shot 85.7% from the field while earning 2 assists and 7 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wichita State (+3.5)
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