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Connecticut Huskies take on Golden Hurricane in NCAA Basketball Betting

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Huskies of Connecticut hit the hard court against the Golden Hurricane of Tulsa.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tulsa Golden Hurricane betting line as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Connecticut Huskies vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Connecticut Huskies have watched them go 11-4 and 5-6-1 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are at 10-6 and 7-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-8, while the Connecticut Huskies have a 7-4-1 mark.

The Golden Hurricane - Huskies odds would favor the Huskies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tulsa is rated No. 113 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Connecticut is at No. 58.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tulsa's No. 140 nationally ranked offense (74 points per game) against a Connecticut Huskies defense that sits as the No. 31 at 64.6 PPG. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have been averaging 44.93% from the field, less than the Huskies have managed so far this season (48.63% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Connecticut earned a 81-78 victory over Memphis on Saturday, getting 26 points from Sterling Gibbs at Gampel Pavilion.

Tulsa got 27 points from Pat Birt en route to a 81-67 victory over Tulane on Sunday at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Connecticut is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tulsa is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tulsa is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Tulsa is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Connecticut at Houston, Sunday, January 17th
Tulsa at East Carolina, Tuesday, January 19th