The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-4) will be at home in Donald Reynolds Center when they meet the Manhattan Jaspers (3-4). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 16, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Manhattan Jaspers at Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds Preview
The last time the Jaspers played, they were victorious over the Morgan State Bears, 80-66. Rich Williams was the top scorer from either team with 16 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Manhattan’s 0.620 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Morgan State, who had a rate of 0.431. The Jaspers mark was above their season average of 0.519, while the Bears was below the 0.518 mark opponents have averaged against Manhattan this season.
The Golden Hurricane will look to maintain momentum after defeating the Prairie View A&M Panthers in their last game, 77-73. Tulsa was lifted by Junior Etou, who led the team in scoring with 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting. The Golden Hurricane knocked down 25 of their 32 free throws (78.1 percent) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.510 vs. 0.492).
The physical Tulsa offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this contest. The Golden Hurricane rank ninth in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.318, while Manhattan ranks 342nd in FTA rate allowed (0.359) since the 2016-17 season.
Manhattan Jaspers at Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Manhattan, ATS Winner – Manhattan, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Golden Hurricane rank 187th in assists per game (11.7) while the Jaspers rank 195th in assists allowed per game (15.0).
- Manhattan ranks 24th in three pointers allowed per game (18.0) while Tulsa ranks 252nd (23.2).
- The Jaspers average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 91st in the NCAA. The Golden Hurricane rank 177th in steals allowed per game (7.2).
- Tulsa ranks 80th in rebounds per game (35.5) while Manhattan ranks 120th in rebounds allowed per game (34.6).