Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Connecticut Huskies - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Connecticut Huskies (11-4) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Connecticut Huskies will travel to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in an American Athletic Conference game on Thursday.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 10-6 (2-2) and are coming off of a win against Tulane by a score of 81-67. Tulsa has won their last 2 conference games, after starting conference play 0-2. Those two losses were against 17th ranked SMU and 22nd ranked Cincinnati. Tulsa is averaging 74 points per game while giving up 69.3 points per game. Tulsa is also averaging 34.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 16.6 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for Tulsa. James Woodard is averaging 16.3 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa is shooting 65.8% on free throws, 33.9% on three-pointers, and 44.9% on all field goal attempts.
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The Connecticut Huskies are 11-4 (2-1) and are coming off of a win against Memphis by a score of 81-78. UConn has won 6 of their last 7 games with their only loss being against Temple by two points. UConn has wins against Texas, Michigan, and Ohio State. UConn has losses against Syracuse, Gonzaga, Maryland, and Temple. UConn is averaging 78.5 points per game while giving up 64.6 points per game. UConn is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Rodney Purvis is averaging 15.1 points per game and 2.4 assists per game for UConn. Shonn Miller is averaging 13.1 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Huskies. UConn is shooting 75% on free throws, 38.1% on three-pointers, and 48.6% on all field goal attempts.
UConn is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. UConn is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 conference games. The under is 10-4 in UConn’s last 14 Thursday games. Tulsa is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. Tulsa is 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 home games. The under is 8-1 in Tulsa’s last 9 Thursday games.
UConn has played very good defense to start this season, which will give them an advantage in this game. UConn also rebounds the ball better than Tulsa and is the better shooting team. I like UConn on the road in this one.