Golden Hurricane open as college hoops underdog vs Mustangs
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
The visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Moody Coliseum against the Southern Methodist Mustangs.
The Mustangs currently sports a 10-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-6 ATS. The Golden Hurricane are 8-6 and 5-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mustangs produce a 1-4-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Hurricane have gone 3-4 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Mustangs in this one found them listed as 5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Hurricane was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 204-ranked Mustangs and the No. 85-rated Golden Hurricane in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-67 win for the Mustangs on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Southern Methodist's No. 227-ranked offense, averaging 65.5 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 144 at 64.5 PPG. The Mustangs field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Golden Hurricane marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.9% per game.
Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 151-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.4 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 217 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 63-57 winner as they battled Buffalo at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 63-57 win over the Bulls on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from James Woodard at Reynolds Center.
Southern Methodist was a 59-56 loser in its last match at home against Wyoming. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Mustangs got 17 points from Nick Russell, but it was Wyoming that prevailed in a 59-56 final on Wednesday at Moody Coliseum.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Marshall are 5-5
After playing Buffalo are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Wyoming are 3-0
After a loss are 5-5
A few Golden Hurricane at Mustangs trends to consider:
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Tulsa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing at home against Tulsa
Southern Methodist is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 6 games when playing Tulsa
Tulsa at Marshall, Wednesday, January 9
Southern Methodist at Houston, Wednesday, January 9