UCF at Tulsa Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/26/23
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-22) vs Central Florida Knights (15-12)
Game Info: Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 5:00 pm (Donald Reynolds Center)
Betting Odds: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +13.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The UCF Knights will play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in an AAC game on Sunday afternoon at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The UCF Knights are 15-12 (6-9) this season after they lost to South Florida by a score of 82-75 in their last game. UCF shot 36.2% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. The UCF Knights are averaging 72.3 points per game, 66.5 points against per game, 35.2 rebounds per game, and 14.1 assists per game. Taylor Hendricks has led the Knights this season with 14.9 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. UCF is shooting 42.7% from the field, 76.4% on free throws, and 36.7% on three pointers this year.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-22 (1-15) this season after they lost to East Carolina by a score of 62-60 in their last game. Tulsa shot 40.4% from the field and forced 16 turnovers in the game. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 66.3 points per game, 77.9 points against per game, 32.1 rebounds per game, and 11.5 assists per game. Sam Griffin (questionable) has led the Golden Hurricane this season with 15.2 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Tulsa is shooting 41.7% from the field, 64.6% on free throws, and 31% on three pointers this year.
UCF is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games and 2-12 ATS in their last 14 games following a loss. The over is 7-1-1 in UCF’s last 9 games. Tulsa is 15-35-2 ATS in their last 52 games and 2-10-2 ATS in their last 14 home games. The over is 11-5 in Tulsa’s last 16 games. The home team is 19-6-1 ATS in these two teams last 26 head to head meetings.
Tulsa comes into this game as one of the worst teams in the country and only has one conference win this season. UCF has lost three games in a row and has allowed 82 points and 73 points in their last two games. Neither team shoots the ball very well, but Tulsa is allowing 77.9 points against per game on defense. I expect UCF to bounce back with an impressive offensive showing in this game. I like the over here.