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Connecticut Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane College Basketball Betting Preview

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Connecticut when they take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Connecticut Huskies before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Connecticut Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Connecticut Huskies have watched them go 5-7 and 2-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are at 6-6 and 6-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-6, while the Connecticut Huskies have a 2-6 mark.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 171-rated Connecticut Huskies taking on the No. 188-rated Tulsa Golden Hurricane in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tulsa's No. 228-ranked offense, averaging 68.58 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 81 at 67.17 PPG. The Golden Hurricane field goal percentage has averaged 44.27% so far, more than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.14% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Christian Vital scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 62-46 to Houston at XL Center on Wednesday).

Tulsa suffered a 68-56 loss against Illinois State on Sunday, getting 22 points from Junior Etou in a losing effort at Stan Sheriff Center.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Tulsa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulsa's last 7 games
  • Tulsa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut at Memphis, Thursday, January 5th
Tulsa at Houston, Wednesday, January 4th