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College Basketball Matchup - Tulsa Golden Hurricane Buffalo Bulls Odds Preview

Buffalo BullsTulsa Golden Hurricane
Jan 2, 8:05 PM | Reynolds Center

Buffalo Bulls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds

5-8TEAM RECORD7-6

Tulsa looks to cover the Golden Hurricane-Bulls pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 7-6 mark when they host Buffalo in college basketball wagering action.

Supporters of the Bulls have watched them go 5-8 and 4-7 ATS on the year, while the Golden Hurricane are at 7-6 and 4-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 3-3, while the Bulls have a 3-3-1 mark.

View Buffalo vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Tulsa Golden Hurricane as 3-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 138-rated Buffalo taking on the No. 85-rated Golden Hurricane in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-65 win for the Golden Hurricane on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulls is ranked No. 118 in NCAA hoops at 36.8 per game. Contrast that with Tulsa’s No. 122 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tulsa is the No. 219-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Buffalo rates No. 138 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Buffalo features the nation's No. 137-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.9 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.

Buffalo was an 84-64 winner in its last match at home against Notre Dame (OH). Buffalo cruised to victory on Friday, running Notre Dame (OH) out of the gym and running up an 84-64 score at Alumni Arena.

Tulsa was an 82-63 loser in its last match on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Tulsa got 19 points from Pat Swilling, Jr. but lost anyway, 82-63, to Florida State on Saturday at BB&T Center.

Buffalo Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Ohio are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Methodist are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulls at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
Buffalo is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tulsa is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Buffalo at Ohio, Wednesday, January 9
Tulsa at Southern Methodist, Sunday, January 6