NCAA Basketball betting line favors Green Wave over Golden Hurricane
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Tulane Green Wave Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Tulane and Tulsa on Saturday, with the host Green Wave trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Tulane battles the Golden Hurricane, currently sitting with a 11-7 mark (8-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-3 for the Green Wave and 4-7 for the Golden Hurricane.
The Golden Hurricane were listed as 9-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Green Wave at No. 157 and the Golden Hurricane at No. 112 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-64 result in favor of the Green Wave.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulane's No. 225-ranked offense, averaging 65.6 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 89 at 62.3 PPG. The Green Wave field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Golden Hurricane marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tulsa owns the country's No. 131-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Tulane, on the other hand, rates No. 261 in scoring at home.
Tulsa was a 45-42 winner in its last match at home against Texas El Paso. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Tulsa got 11 points from Kauri Black en route to a 45-42 victory over Texas El Paso on Wednesday at Reynolds Center.
In their last action, Tulane was a 59-53 loser on the road against Southern Methodist. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. The Green Wave got 24 points from Ricky Tarrant, but it was Southern Methodist that prevailed in a 59-53 final on Saturday at Moody Coliseum.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Texas El Paso are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Southern Methodist are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
A few Golden Hurricane at Green Wave trends to consider:
Tulsa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Tulane is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Tulane is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Tulane is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Tulsa at Houston, Wednesday, January 23
Tulane at Memphis, Tuesday, January 22