Central Florida Knights vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane - 2/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (17-9) at Central Florida Knights (11-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm (CFE Federal Credit Union Arena)
The Line: Central Florida Knights +7 -- Over/Under: 139.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will travel to play the Central Florida Knights in an American Athletic game on Sunday.
The Central Florida Knights are 11-13 (5-8) and are coming off of a loss to Memphis by a score of 73-56. Central Florida has lost 4 games in a row and is currently 8th in the American standings. Central Florida is averaging 70.5 points per game while giving up 71.8 points per game. Central Florida is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game. A.J. Davis is averaging 12.5 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Central Florida. Matt Williams is averaging 8.5 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Knights. Central Florida is shooting 67.8% on free throws, 33.2% on three-pointers, and 44.1% on all field goal attempts.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 17-9 (9-5) and are coming off of a win against Cincinnati by a score of 70-68. Tulsa has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently tied for 4th in the American standings. Tulsa defeated Central Florida by a score of 75-60 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Tulsa is averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 68.6 points per game. Tulsa is also averaging 35 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. James Woodard is averaging 16 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for Tulsa. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 15 points per game and 4.1 assists per game for the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa is shooting 67.2% on free throws, 33.4% on three-pointers, and 44.4% on all field goal attempts.
Tulsa is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win. Tulsa is 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games. The over is 6-0 in Tulsa’s last 6 road games. Central Florida is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games. Central Florida is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The under is 6-0 in Central Florida’s last 6 games. The home team is 3-0-1 ATS in these two teams last 4 meetings.
Tulsa has impressed me this season, as they are towards the top of the conference standings. Tulsa is the better team in this matchup, while Central Florida has struggled in recent games. I like Tulsa on the road here.