Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UCF Knights Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs UCF Knights
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Addition Financial Arena is the location where the UCF Knights (13-9) will compete against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-17) on Saturday.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced Wichita State and took a loss by a final of 86-75 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Golden Hurricane walked away with 16 while Wichita State recorded 14 fouls. They made 7 out of their 23 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Wichita State ended up shooting 60.0% at the free throw line by making 9 of 15 attempts. On top of that, Wichita State snagged 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Wichita State totaled 20 assists and had 7 steals in the matchup. With regard to defending, Tulsa allowed the other team to go 51.5% from the floor on 35 out of 68 shooting. They also dished out 11 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In terms of grabbing boards, they earned 31 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane knocked down 13 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 61.9%. Tulsa walked away from the game having earned a 42.4% field goal percentage (25 of 59) and made 12 of 30 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Tim Dalger is one guy who was a contributor in the game. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 1 assist. He played for 27 minutes and also grabbed 7 boards. He racked up 24 points on 7 of 14 shooting.
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Tulsa will enter this matchup with a record of 5-17 for the season. They are averaging 68.9 pts per game (251st in the nation) while hitting 42.8% from the floor. The Golden Hurricane are shooting 32.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (177 of 549) and 65.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Tulsa is pulling down 32.6 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 269 dimes this year, which ranks 322nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 16.3 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Golden Hurricane have forced 12.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.6 fouls. They surrender 30.0% from beyond the arc and they are 344th in the nation in PPG from their opponents (76.9). Golden Hurricane defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.4% (625 of 1,348) and they concede 39.0 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 289th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 343 surrendered on the campaign.
In their last game, the UCF Knights took a loss by a final score of 73-64 against Cincinnati. When discussing how they attacked the glass, UCF permitted Cincinnati to get 27 overall (8 offensive). They shot 30.4% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 23 and finished the game at 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Knights allowed Cincinnati to bury 27 out of their 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 43.5% in this contest. In all, the Knights finished the game shooting 23 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.6%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, UCF made 10 of their 25 attempts (40.0%). They were able to convert 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.7%. Cincinnati earned 15 personal fouls for this contest which took the Knights to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They also turned it over 24 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Knights recorded 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for this game.
Taylor Hendricks ended up being important for the Knights in this matchup. He made 7 out of 14 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 8 rebounds. He earned 21 points in his 35 mins on the court and accumulated 2 dimes for the contest.
UCF has a record of 13-9 on the season. The Knights are committing 16.9 fouls every game and they connect on 76.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.5 times per contest (155th in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.3 times per contest. UCF has earned 1,575 pts for the year (71.6 per game) and they collect 36.6 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Knights are hitting on 42.9% from the field, which ranks 272nd in the nation.
The Knights on the defensive end are ranked 83rd in college hoops in points given up per game with 66.3. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (53rd in Division 1). The UCF defense surrenders 31.3% on shots from beyond the arc (155 of 496) and opponents are knocking down 73.0% of their foul shots. They have given up 12.5 dimes and 33.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 173rd and 124th in D-1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulsa
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