Air Force Falcons vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Air Force Falcons vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Donald W. Reynolds Center is where the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-12 last season) will attempt to defeat the Air Force Falcons (5-20 last year) on Saturday.
The Air Force Falcons faced off with South Dakota and ended up losing by a score of 59-53 in their last contest. Air Force finished the contest having earned a 44.4% FG percentage (20 out of 45) and converted 7 of their 23 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Falcons buried 6 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 27 with 0 of them being offensive. They also doled out 8 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Air Force let their opponent shoot 36.2% from the field on 21 of 58 shooting. South Dakota distributed 10 assists and had 6 steals in the game. On top of that, South Dakota pulled down 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. South Dakota finished the game at 68.8% at the charity stripe by converting 11 of 16 shots. They also made 6 of 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Falcons ended up finishing with 18 and South Dakota finished the game with 15 fouls.
Ethan Taylor is someone who played a role for the contest. He finished shooting 45.5% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes played and also grabbed 8 rebounds. He walked away with 14 points on 5 of 11 shooting.
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Air Force heads into this one after finishing with a mark of 5-20 last season. They gave up possession 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team committed 16.6 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Air Force snagged 23.2 rebounds per game and accumulated 308 dimes last season, which had them ranked 184th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Falcons hit on 33.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (174 of 527) and 69.3% from the charity stripe. They averaged 58.7 points per contest (343rd in the country) while shooting 44.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Falcons forced 13.9 turnovers per contest and they drew 16.7 personal fouls. They relinquished 36.6% on shots from downtown while they were 221st in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.9). The Falcons gave up a shooting percentage of 50.0% (654 of 1,309) and they surrendered 34.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They were ranked 285th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 368 relinquished last season.
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane got the victory with a final of 82-75 against Northwestern State. The Golden Hurricane were able to pull down 24 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 33 in this game. They also turned the ball over 16 times, while recording 8 steals for this contest. Northwestern State was called for 20 fouls for this contest which got the Golden Hurricane to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 18 of those for a clip of 81.8%. Concerning three-point attempts, Tulsa knocked down 10 of 23 attempts (43.5%). When all was said and done, the Golden Hurricane went 27 for 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.6%. The Golden Hurricane allowed Northwestern State to convert 30 out of 64 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 46.9% in this matchup. They finished 37.0% from beyond the arc by going 10 out of 27 and ended up shooting 5 out of 10 at the free throw line (50.0%). In regard to attacking the glass, Tulsa permitted Northwestern State to pull down 28 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Jeriah Horne ended up being important for the Golden Hurricane in this contest. He converted 8 of 12 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and earned 5 rebounds. He recorded 28 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 assists in this contest.
Tulsa had a win-loss record of 11-12 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Golden Hurricane hit 44.8% from the field, which ranked 134th in the country. Tulsa totaled 1,573 points throughout last year (68.4 per game) and they averaged 34.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists was at 14.2 times per game (101st in the country) and they lost possession via turnover 13.3 times per contest. The Golden Hurricane committed 16.5 fouls per contest and they went 67.8% from the charity stripe.
The Tulsa defense conceded 33.5% on shots from beyond the arc (181 of 540) and their opponents connected on 65.3% of their free throw shots. They gave up 12.5 assists and 35.0 total boards per game, which was ranked 134th and 182nd in D-1. The Golden Hurricane were ranked 54th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 65.6. They forced 14.7 TO's every game and allowed teams to shoot 40.9% from the field (45th in D-1).
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