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Tulsa Golden Hurricane visit Florida International Golden Panthers in college basketball clash

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Florida International Golden Panthers
14-12 February 22, 2014, 02:00 | U.S. Century Bank Arena 13-14



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on U.S. Century Bank Arena Saturday as host Florida International looks to handle the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in NCAA hoops action.

This season, the Golden Panthers are 13-14 overall and 9-10 ATS, while the Golden Hurricane are 14-12 and 16-7 ATS. As for the totals, Florida International boasts a 8-10 on the OU, and Tulsa is 7-16.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Florida International Golden Panthers as 6-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Golden Panthers at No. 261 and the Golden Hurricane at No. 22 heading into this contest.

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Tulsa was a 71-52 winner in its last match on the road against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 71-52 win over the Owls on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from Rashad Smith at FAU Arena.

Last time out for Florida International, they were a 65-63 loser as they battled North Texas at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Florida International got 31 points from Tymell Murphy en route to a 65-63 loss at the hands of Florida International on Thursday at U.S. Century Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Golden Hurricane is ranked No. 104 in NCAA hoops at 36.04 per game. Contrast that with Florida International’s No. 67 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida International is the No. 238-ranked team in the country at 4.56 per game, while Tulsa rates No. 118 at 6.23 per game.

A few Golden Hurricane at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
Tulsa is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games
Tulsa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Florida International is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida International's last 5 games
Florida International is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Florida International is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home


Next up:
Tulsa at Texas El Paso, Thursday, February 27th
Florida International at Southern Miss, Thursday, February 27th