UCF Knights vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 3/6/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UCF Knights vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-19) will try to beat the UCF Knights (17-10) at Donald W. Reynolds Center on Sunday.
The UCF Knights faced off with Tulane and took a loss by a final of 82-67 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Knights left the arena with 15 and Tulane finished the game with 13 personal fouls. They buried 11 of 29 attempts from downtown. Tulane shot 88.2% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 17 tries. Furthermore, Tulane grabbed 28 rebounds (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't have a block. Tulane dished out 14 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Regarding defending, UCF let their opponent shoot 48.3% from the field on 28 of 58 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected 36 with 12 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Knights converted 13 of their 18 tries for a rate of 72.2%. UCF ended the game with a 37.1% FG percentage (23 of 62) and converted 8 of their 31 shots from beyond the arc.
C.J. Walker is a guy who was a major factor in this game. He racked up 13 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played 36 mins and pulled down 16 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 1 assist.
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UCF comes into this matchup with a mark of 17-10 on the year. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.7 fouls every game. As a team, UCF is collecting 35.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 387 dimes this season, which is 178th in college basketball in terms of passing. The Knights are connecting on 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (234 of 674) and 71.2% from the free throw line. They average 70.1 points per outing (210th in the nation) on 42.5% from the field.
On defense, the Knights are forcing their opponents into 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.6 fouls. They concede 30.5% on shots from distance and they rank 138th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (67.8). The Knights defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.3% (645 of 1,526) and they concede 34.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 136th in D-1 in giving up assists with 349 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane took a loss by a score of 72-62 against Wichita State. In relation to rebounds, Tulsa allowed Wichita State to collect 40 in total (11 offensive). They shot 31.3% from three-point range by connecting on 5 of 16 and ended up shooting 15 out of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Golden Hurricane allowed Wichita State to knock down 26 of 53 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 49.1% in this matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Golden Hurricane went 21 out of 51 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Tulsa converted 3 of their 18 tries (16.7%). They were able to bury 17 of those for a rate of 70.8%. Wichita State committed 20 fouls for this game which got the Golden Hurricane to the charity stripe for a total of 24 shots. They gave up possession 3 times, while earning 5 steals in this game. The Golden Hurricane recorded 14 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 18 in this contest.
Darien Jackson was important for the Golden Hurricane in this game. He converted 3 out of 8 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and had 3 rebounds. He had 15 points in his 36 minutes on the court and totaled 2 assists in this matchup.
Tulsa has a record of 9-19 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Golden Hurricane are hitting on 43.7% from the field, which ranks them 218th in the nation. Tulsa has accounted for 1,885 points on the year (67.3 per game) and they average 31.9 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 11.8 times per contest (274th in college hoops) and they turn the ball over 12.9 times per game. The Golden Hurricane commit 16.1 fouls every game and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line.
The Golden Hurricane defensively are ranked 193rd in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 69.5. They have forced 14.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (252nd in college hoops). The Tulsa defense concedes 36.5% on 3-point attempts (253 of 693) and their opposition makes 69.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 13.5 assists and 34.5 total boards per game, ranking them 253rd and 174th in those categories.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take UCF
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