NCAA hoops odds preview - Tulane vs. Tulsa
Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Tulane when they take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Golden Hurricane currently sports a 14-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-9-1 ATS. The Green Wave are 18-10 and 11-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Golden Hurricane produce a 10-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Green Wave have gone 15-5 against the number.
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Golden Hurricane installed as 1-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 98 (Golden Hurricane) and the No. 133 (Green Wave) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 72-66 result in favor of the Green Wave has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tulsa's No. 101-rated squad against Tulane's No. 151-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tulsa rates No. 200 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 165 nationally with 6.2 per match.
Defensively, Tulane features the nation's No. 129-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 234 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulane, they were a 76-71 loser as they battled UAB at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Tulane got 25 points from Ricky Tarrant on the way to a 76-71 loss against UAB on Wednesday at Fogelman Arena.
Tulsa lost its last outing, an 83-75 result against Central Florida on February 23. They earned a push in that game as an 8-point underdog. Pat Swilling, Jr. scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Hurricane to a win (they lost 83-75 to Central Florida at UCF Arena on Saturday).
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing East Carolina are 2-8
After playing UAB are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Southern Methodist are 8-2
After playing Central Florida are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4
A few Green Wave at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulane's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Tulane is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Tulane is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 8 games at home
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tulane
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulane
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Tulane
Tulane at East Carolina, Wednesday, March 6
Tulsa home to Southern Methodist, Wednesday, March 6