Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+1.5)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-9) play the Cincinnati Bearcats (7-8) at Donald W. Reynolds Center on Wednesday. Cincinnati opens this game as 1.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 130.5.
Cincinnati steps onto the court with a mark of 7-8 for the year. They are turning it over 14.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.5 fouls per game. As a team, Cincinnati is snagging 36.1 boards per contest and has accounted for 220 dimes on the season, which is 247th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Bearcats are shooting 28.3% on three-point shots (92 of 325) and 65.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 67.7 points per contest (266th in D-1) while shooting 42.2% from the floor. Defensively, the Bearcats are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.9 personal fouls. They rank 77th in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 200 relinquished this season. The Bearcats defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 43.9% (369 of 841) and they concede 34.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They surrender 32.2% from beyond the arc and they are 209th in the country in points per game allowed (71.4).
The Cincinnati Bearcats faced off with the Houston Cougars and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 90-52 in their last game. Cincinnati finished having earned a 30.0% field goal percentage (15 out of 50) and made 5 out of their 21 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Bearcats buried 17 of their 28 tries for a percentage of 60.7%. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected 24 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 assists for the matchup while getting 3 steals and 3 blocks. In reference to defending, Cincinnati let their opponent shoot 30.0% from the field on 15 out of 50 shooting. Houston earned 13 assists and had 6 steals in this game. In addition, the Cougars pulled down 44 boards (11 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 3 blocked shots. Houston finished the game at 90.5% when shooting free throws by converting 19 of 21 tries. They also buried 9 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Jeremiah Davenport is one guy who played a role for this contest. He had 11 points on 4 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. Davenport finished the game at 30.8% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Bearcats was David Dejulius. He had 4 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He went 22.2% from the floor for the game by hitting 2-of-9 (8 points). Overall, Dejulius was on the court for 31 min.
Tulsa has a mark of 10-9 this year. The Golden Hurricane are committing 16.6 fouls every game and they go 66.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (147th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. Tulsa has scored 1,258 points this season (66.2 per game) and they pull down 33.9 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Golden Hurricane are shooting 44.1% from the floor, which ranks them 189th in the nation. The Golden Hurricane defensively are ranked 39th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 63.9. They have relinquished 12.2 dimes and 35.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 121st and 223rd in college hoops. The Tulsa defense gives up 33.8% on 3-point shots (147 of 435) and their opposition knocks down 64.5% of their foul shots. They are forcing 15.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (27th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane walked away with a victory by a final of 72-66 against the Temple Owls. The Golden Hurricane pulled down 16 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for the contest. They also turned away 2 tries while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Owls were called for 20 fouls in this game which took the Golden Hurricane to the free throw line for 23 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a clip of 78.3%. In the matter of shots from distance, Tulsa buried 6 out of their 23 tries (26.1%). In all, the Golden Hurricane ended up shooting 24 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Golden Hurricane allowed the Owls to convert 21 of their 43 tries from the field which had them at 48.8% for the contest. They went 43.8% from downtown via 7 of 16 and ended up shooting 17 out of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). Regarding rebounding, Tulsa allowed Temple to snag 29 in all (6 on the offensive glass).
Elijah Joiner was important for the Golden Hurricane for this game. He buried 4 of 8 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 17 points. Joiner had 2 rebounds in his 33 minutes and totaled 3 assists for this contest. Someone else that was important for Tulsa was Brandon Rachal. He was able to score 13 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by going 4 of 9 from the floor for the matchup. Rachal wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the floor as well as collecting 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tulsa (-1.5) and under 130.5 points
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