Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Temple Owls Prediction, 1/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Temple Owls
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (-1.5)
The Temple Owls (3-4) play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (8-5) at Liacouras Center on Tuesday. Tulsa opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 126.5.
Tulsa comes into this contest with a mark of 8-5 so far this year. The Golden Hurricane are shooting 29.1% on shots from 3-point land (82 of 282) and 65.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 67.2 pts per game (280th in the nation) while hitting 44.6% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Tulsa is pulling down 35.2 boards per game and is sitting with 179 assists this year, which ranks 157th in D-1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Golden Hurricane are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers every game while drawing 17.1 fouls. The Golden Hurricane are giving up a shooting percentage of 37.8% (280 of 740) and they concede 37.5 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 130th in college basketball in giving up assists with 151 surrendered for the campaign. They are giving up 31.4% on 3-point attempts and they are 33rd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (62.8).
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane stepped onto the hardwood against the Houston Cougars and took a loss by a score of 86-59 in their last game. Tulsa ended with a 37.3% field goal percentage (19 out of 51) and converted 7 of their 22 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane converted 14 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. With respect to getting rebounds, they earned 20 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 8 assists for this contest as well as having 5 steals and 3 blocks. Regarding the defense, Tulsa let their opponent shoot 37.3% from the field on 19 out of 51 shooting. Houston earned 16 assists and had 12 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Cougars collected 51 rebounds (24 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Houston finished the contest at 68.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of their 22 shots. They made 13 of 32 tries from long range.
Brandon Rachal is a player who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accounted for 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 25 mins and also snagged 3 rebounds. Rachal finished 46.2% from the floor and distributed 3 dimes. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Golden Hurricane was Keshawn Williams. He had 2 boards and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished 33.3% from the field for this contest by connecting on 2-of-6 (10 points). When all was said and done, Williams saw the court for 20 minutes.
Temple has a win-loss mark of 3-4 on the campaign. Temple has accounted for 439 points on the campaign (62.7 per game) and they pull down 38.1 rebounds per contest. The Owls commit 16.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 66.5% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Owls are connecting on 37.5% from the field, which ranks 347th in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.6 times per contest (166th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. The Owls on the defensive end are ranked 113th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 67.7. They have given up 13.7 assists and 38.0 total rebounds per game, ranking them 230th and 294th in the country. The Temple defense concedes 36.5% on 3-point shots (57 of 156) and their opponents are making 71.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 11.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.0% from the field (87th in D-1).
For their last game, the Temple Owls took a defeat with a final score of 68-51 when they faced the Houston Cougars. The Owls were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 31 for this contest. They also rejected 2 attempts while recording 3 steals in the matchup. The Cougars had 18 personal fouls for the game which got the Owls to the charity stripe for 18 shots. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 55.6%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Temple made 5 out of 20 tries (25.0%). When the game finished, the Owls shot 18 out of 53 from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.0%. The Owls allowed the Cougars to make 26 of 55 attempts from the field which had them at 47.3% in this matchup. They went 45.0% from distance by going 9 out of 20 and ended up going 7 out of 8 at the charity stripe (87.5%). When it comes to rebounding, Temple permitted Houston to collect 34 in all (7 on the offensive glass).
Jake Forrester was important for the Owls for the game. He converted 6 of 7 in this game giving him a rate of 85.7%, which earned him 15 points. Forrester snagged 8 boards in his 28 mins and had 2 dimes for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Temple was Khalif Battle. He racked up 14 points in his 33 minutes on the court by way of 4 out of 15 from the floor for the game. Battle ended the game having shot 26.7% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulsa (-1.5)
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