Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (+3)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (7-3) head to Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Wichita State Shockers (7-3). The odds on this matchup have Wichita State as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 132.
Tulsa steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 7-3 on the campaign. They average 70.3 pts per contest (228th in college basketball) while hitting 46.7% from the field. The Golden Hurricane are hitting 31.6% from downtown (68 of 215) and 64.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Tulsa is collecting 37.2 boards per game and has 152 assists for the campaign, which ranks 118th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.0 fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Golden Hurricane have forced 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 130th in college basketball in giving up assists with 112 relinquished on the campaign. The Golden Hurricane are giving up a FG percentage of 36.1% (206 of 571) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are giving up 29.7% from 3-point land and they are ranked 14th in college hoops in points per game allowed (60.2).
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced off with the USF Bulls and walked away with a win by a score of 61-51 in their last contest. Tulsa finished with a 42.9% field goal percentage (24 out of 56) and knocked down 7 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane knocked down 6 of 6 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. In relation to hauling in boards, they compiled 33 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 18 assists in this contest as well as getting 10 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to the defense, Tulsa allowed their opponent to shoot 42.9% from the floor on 24 out of 56 shooting. South Florida distributed 10 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Bulls snagged 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 2 rejections. South Florida finished the contest at 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 16 shots. They converted 3 of their 22 shots from 3-point range.
Brandon Rachal is someone who was a factor in the game. He walked away with 15 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played for 26 mins and snagged 6 boards. Rachal walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and also dished out 3 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Golden Hurricane was Elijah Joiner. He snagged 7 rebounds and also accumulated 6 assists. He finished shooting 44.4% from the field in this contest by hitting 4-of-9 (13 points). In all, Joiner saw the court for 32 min.
Wichita State has a win-loss mark of 7-3 this year. As an offensive unit, the Shockers are shooting 40.8% from the field, which ranks 301st in the country. Wichita State has scored 744 points for the year (74.4 per game) and they grab 40.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 12.7 times per game (224th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.9 times per game. The Shockers are committing 17.7 fouls per contest while shooting 68.5% from the charity stripe. The Shockers defensively are ranked 152nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 68.6. The Wichita State defense surrenders 28.8% on three-point shots (72 of 250) and opponents are converting on 65.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.6 assists and 41.1 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 157th and 330th in the nation. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the floor (40th in the nation).
In their last game, the Wichita State Shockers walked away with a victory by a final of 82-76 against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Shockers were able to corral 24 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 37 in the game. They blocked 2 tries while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Bearcats committed 24 fouls in the game which got the Shockers to the free throw line for a total of 34 shots. They were able to make 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 67.6%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Wichita State made 3 of 12 tries (25.0%). Overall, the Shockers shot 28 out of 61 from the field which had them shooting 45.9%. The Shockers allowed the Bearcats to convert 27 out of 63 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.9% in this game. They wrapped up this game 28.6% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 6 of 21 and finished the game at 16 out of 23 from the free throw line (69.6%). Concerning rebounding, Wichita State allowed Cincinnati to pull down 34 in total (11 on the offensive side).
Ricky Council ended up being important for the Shockers in this matchup. He buried 8 out of 11 in this matchup for a rate of 72.7%, which had him sitting at 23 points. Council snagged 6 rebounds in his 23 mins and earned 2 assists in the game. One more player who came through for Wichita State was Morris Udeze. He notched 18 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood by way of 8 out of 12 from the floor in this game. Udeze wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wichita State (-3) and over 132 points
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