Tulsa vs. Central Florida - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulsa vs. Central Florida - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Central Florida (14-13) at Tulsa (19-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Donald Reynolds Center)

The Line: Tulsa -6.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Central Florida Knights (14-13, CONFu 5-10) and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (19-9, CONF 11-4) face off in an American Athletic Conference showdown at the Reynolds Center. UCF beat Tulsa 83-75 earlier this season. 

UCF has been up and down this season but coming into this game they have lost three of the last four games. The one win during that stretch for Central Florida for impressive knocking off Cincinnati as an 11 point underdog. 

Away from home UCF has only four wins in ten games and the biggest reason is because their defense is giving up 71.5 points. 

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In the last game against UConn, the defense really struggled for UCF giving up 81 points and that led to a loss. 

The Knights are led by Collin Smith who is averaging 12.7 points while shooting 46.3 percent from the field. 

Tulsa has had a lot of success this season and coming into this game they have won four of the last five games. At home this season Tulsa has had a lot of success winning 14 of the 16 games and the biggest reason has been the defense giving up 57.2 points per game. 

Tulsa uses a balanced attack on offense and they come into this game having three players averaging at least 11 points.

The Golden Hurricane are led by Martins Igbanu who is averaging 13.4 points while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. 

UCF is 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 road games. Tulsa is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games. 

The under is 22-8 in Tulsa’s last 30 games overall. The under is 11-4-2 in UCF’s last 17 games played on Saturday. The home team is 13-3-1 against the spread in the last 17 meetings between UCF and Tulsa. UCF is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games played on Saturday.

Tulsa has had a lot of success this season and their defense is going to lock down in this game. UCF will struggle to score and that will lead to a cover by Tulsa.

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