Tulsa vs. Connecticut - 1/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (9-5) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:30 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Connecticut Huskies and Tulsa Golden Hurricane play Tuesday night at the Reynolds Center.
The Connecticut Huskies have won five of their last six games and play their third true road game. On the season, UConn is averaging 66.5 points on 45.9 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 39 percent shooting. Ryan Boatright is averaging 16.9 points and 4.4 assists while Amida Brimah is averaging 11 points and 5.4 rebounds. Daniel Hamilton is the third player averaging double-digit points and Kentan Facey is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Connecticut Huskies are a defensive team that’s allowing 33.1 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 59 or less points in five straight games. Offensively, UConn is shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from beyond the arc. Connecticut is 2-0 SU on the road.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have won five straight games and look to remain unbeaten in conference play. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 66.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 15.7 points and 3.4 assists while James Woodard is averaging 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Rashad Smith is grabbing 6.7 rebounds and Marquel Curtis is shooting 49.5 percent from the field. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are also a defensive minded team that’s allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and has allowed 56 or less points in four straight games. Offensively, Tulsa is shooting 65.6percent from the line and 32 percent from beyond the arc. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 6-2 SU on their home court.
The Huskies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win.
The UConn Huskies are back on track with a couple of big wins over Florida and Cincinnati. While Tulsa has also been playing solid ball, the Huskies have the better overall player in Boatright and have the better overall athletes. Look for UConn to remain unbeaten on the road.