Wichita State Shockers vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Preview
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Wichita State Shockers Odds
Charles Koch Arena will host Wichita State Shockers vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Golden Hurricane will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Shockers are 3-1 ATS. Tulsa is 0-0 on the totals; Wichita State is 1-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Shockers at No. 105 and the Golden Hurricane at No. 64 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-79 result in favor of the Shockers.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wichita State's No. 143-ranked scoring average of 70.3 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense rated No. 107 and allowing 62.7 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, less than the Golden Hurricane shooters have managed so far (47.5% per game).
Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 37-rated defense on the road, allowing 53.5 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 57-41 loser as they battled Stephen F. Austin at home. Tulsa suffered a 57-41 loss against Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, getting 14 points from James Woodard in a losing effort at Reynolds Center.
In their last action, Wichita State was a 75-63 winner on the road against Iowa. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Shockers got a terrific 25-point effort from Cleanthony Early as Wichita State defeated Iowa 75-63 on Wednesday at Moon Palace Resort.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After playing Stephen F. Austin are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
After playing Iowa are 1-0
After a win are 9-1
A few Golden Hurricane at Shockers trends to consider:
Tulsa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home
Wichita State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Tulsa home to Missouri State, Wednesday, December 5
Wichita State at Air Force, Sunday, December 2