Tulsa vs. UTSA - 11/28/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTSA Roadrunners (4-2) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The UTSA Roadrunners will travel to the Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane this Tuesday night in College Basketball action.
The UTSA Roadrunners won their 2nd straight game and improved to 4-2 on the season after defeating the Texas A&M-CC Islanders, 72-58, this past Friday. UTSA was solid on the defensive end throughout the game and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 56-38 lead with 10:00 minutes left to play in the 2nd half. UTSA shot 53.2% from the field and forced the Islanders into committing 25 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Keaton Wallace who had 14 points, 3 steals, 2 assists, and a rebound. On the season, UTSA is averaging 78.5 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Roadrunners are averaging 9.3 three-pointers per game on 40.7% shooting from the field. Offensively, UTSA has been led by Jhivvan Jackson (15.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.2 apg), Keaton Wallace (13.7 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.5 spg), Giovanni De Nicolao (9.2 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.7), Nick Allen (9.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.2 apg). Defensively, UTSA is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 41.2% shooting from the field. The Roadrunners have a rebound margin of 2.3 and a turnover margin of 1.3.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane snapped their 2-game losing streak and improved to 3-3 on the season after defeating the Central Arkansas Bears, 92-72, this past Saturday. Tulsa went into halftime with a 47-32 lead and had no trouble pulling away after taking an 82-64 lead with just 6:07 left in regulation. Tulsa shot 54.4% from the field and 52.2% (12-23) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Golden Hurricane was Junior Etou who had a double-double with 16 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and a block. On the season, Tulsa is averaging 79.3 ppg on 48.7% shooting from the field. The Golden Hurricane are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 34.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Tulsa has been led by Junior Etou (17.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.2 apg), Sterling Taplin (14.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.2 apg), DaQuan Jeffries (13.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.2 spg), and Curran Scott (9.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.2 apg). Defensively, Tulsa is holding their opponents to an average of 75.8 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Golden Hurricane have a rebound margin of -4.5 and a turnover margin of 1.7.
The Roadrunners are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall however, are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Golden Hurricane are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games however, are just 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
The UTSA Roadrunners have improved on the offensive end this season and have been solid on both ends of the court this year as UTSA ranks 134th in scoring offense and T-160th in scoring defense. Tulsa couldn’t pull out wins against Iowa State or Illinois State however, the Golden Hurricane have a solid team led by their offense that ranks 118th in scoring offense and 66th in FG%. Tulsa has been solid at home however, I like how UTSA has played on the defensive end and I think that the Roadrunners will do enough in this one to cover with the points.