South Florida Bulls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 2/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: USF Bulls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Donald W. Reynolds Center is the site where the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-19) will attempt to beat the USF Bulls (10-15) on Wednesday.
The USF Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against Cincinnati and took a loss by a score of 84-65 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Bulls ended up finishing with 16 and Cincinnati totaled 13 personal fouls. They also made 10 of 23 shots from beyond the arc. Cincinnati went 60.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of their 20 shots. In addition, Cincinnati snagged 41 boards (13 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Cincinnati earned 24 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Pertaining to defense, South Florida allowed 47.0% from the floor on 31 out of 66 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists for this game as well as forcing 7 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Concerning grabbing boards, they compiled 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Bulls converted 9 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. South Florida ended the contest with a 41.9% FG percentage (26 out of 62) and converted 4 out of their 15 3-point shots.
Corey Walker is someone who played a role for this contest. He finished the game at 76.9% from the floor but finished the game without a dime. He saw the court for 29 minutes and pulled down 6 rebounds. He totaled 25 points on 10 of 13 shooting.
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South Florida will enter this game with a record of 10-15 for the year. They have an average of 72.4 points per outing (163rd in D-1) while going 44.6% from the field. The Bulls are connecting on 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (180 of 534) and 65.4% from the free throw line. As a team, South Florida is grabbing 37.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 343 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 163rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.9 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Bulls are forcing 13.5 turnovers every game while drawing 16.8 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 231st in college basketball in giving up assists with 339 surrendered for the season. The Bulls defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.2% (612 of 1,418) and they surrender 34.4 rebounds per contest as a squad. They relinquish 34.8% from 3-point land and they are 256th in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.4).
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 96-52 when they faced UCF. In relation to team rebounding, Tulsa permitted UCF to grab 28 in total (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 47.2% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 17 out of 36 and finished the contest at 5 of 6 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Golden Hurricane permitted UCF to convert 37 out of 67 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.2% for the matchup. Overall, the Golden Hurricane went 19 for 52 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 36.5%. When talking about shots from distance, Tulsa made 5 out of their 24 attempts (20.8%). They were able to bury 9 of them for a percentage of 52.9%. UCF committed 14 fouls in this game which took the Golden Hurricane to the free throw line for a total of 17 attempts. They turned it over 13 times, while getting 1 steal for the contest. The Golden Hurricane were able to snag 18 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this matchup.
Bryant Selebangue ended up being a factor for the Golden Hurricane in this game. He tallied 11 points in his 28 mins on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in this contest. He made 5 of 6 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 83.3%, and totaled 10 rebounds.
Tulsa has a record of 5-19 for the season. The Golden Hurricane are committing 15.8 personal fouls every game while shooting 64.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.0 times per game (284th in D-1) and they turn it over 13.3 times per game. Tulsa has accounted for 1,609 points for the year (67.0 per contest) and they grab 32.5 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Golden Hurricane are connecting on 42.0% from the floor, which is ranked 310th in Division 1.
The Tulsa defense allows 31.5% on shots from 3-point land (181 of 574) and their opposition makes 73.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 16.3 dimes and 39.3 boards every game, which is ranked 352nd and 361st in the country. The Golden Hurricane on the defensive end are ranked 351st in college basketball in points allowed per game with 77.8. They are able to force 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (336th in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulsa
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