Conference USA Tournament - Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Memphis Tigers Odds
Memphis will look to improve on its 28-4 record on Friday when they host Tulsa in NCAA basketball odds action at BOK Center.
This game is part of the Conference USA Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. BOK Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Tigers sport records of 28-4 and 14-15 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Hurricane have 17-14 and 16-10-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 18-8-1 for the Tigers and 14-10 for the Golden Hurricane.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers - Golden Hurricane odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Memphis is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tulsa is at No. 89. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 79-69 win for the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Memphis has the nation's No. 28-rated offensive output, at 75.1 PPG. The visiting Golden Hurricane defense ranks No. 194 allowing on average 67.3 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Golden Hurricane marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.8 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 79-72 winner as they battled East Carolina at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Pirates got a 24-point effort from Maurice Kemp, who added 11 rebounds, but Tulsa still managed to defeat East Carolina 79-72 Thursday at BOK Center.
Last time out for Memphis, they were an 81-68 winner as they battled Tulane at home. They covered in the match as a 11-point favorite. Memphis earned an 81-68 victory over Tulane on Thursday, getting 24 points from Chris Crawford at BOK Center.