Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will hit the floor running against the visiting Southern Methodist Mustangs Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Mustangs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 14-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden Hurricane are 14-9-1 ATS. Southern Methodist is 8-11-1 against the total, while Tulsa is 11-10 versus the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Tulsa sat as 4.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Hurricane at No. 83 and the Mustangs at No. 178 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-66 result in favor of the Mustangs.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tulsa's No. 84-rated squad against Southern Methodist's No. 221-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tulsa rates No. 195 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 341 nationally with 3.7 per match.
Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 60-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Tulsa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 74-69 loser as they battled UAB on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. Southern Methodist suffered a 74-69 loss against UAB on Saturday, getting 15 points from Ryan Manuel in a losing effort at Bartow Arena.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 78-66 winner as they battled Tulane at home. They covered in the match as a 1-point favorite. Tulsa got 16 points from Scottie Haralson en route to a 78-66 victory over Tulane on Saturday at Reynolds Center.
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Texas El Paso are 5-5
After playing UAB are 2-5
After a loss are 4-6
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Rice are 6-4
After playing Tulane are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Mustangs at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Southern Methodist is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Southern Methodist is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Tulsa is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games when playing Southern Methodist
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 9 games at home
Southern Methodist home to Texas El Paso, Saturday, March 9
Tulsa at Rice, Saturday, March 9