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Golden Hurricane face Southern Methodist Mustangs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Tulsa Golden HurricaneSouthern Methodist Mustangs
Jan 28, 3:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds

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The Mustangs will try to cover the spread at Moody Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in college basketball action.

The Mustangs sit at 10-10 (7-9 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Golden Hurricane are currently 12-9 (9-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southern Methodist is 8-8 OU, and Tulsa is 10-7 OU.

View Tulsa vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mustangs in this one, they're listed as 2.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mustangs at No. 191 and the Golden Hurricane at No. 118 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 66-65 result in favor of the Golden Hurricane.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southern Methodist's No. 279-ranked scoring average of 62.8 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense rated No. 66 and allowing 62.5 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 42.8% to date this season, less than the Golden Hurricane shooters have managed so far (44.8% per game).

Defensively, Tulsa features the nation's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.6 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 297 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tulsa, they were a 66-61 winner as they battled Central Florida at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Tulsa got 18 points from Scottie Haralson en route to a 66-61 victory over Central Florida on Wednesday at Reynolds Center.

In their last action, Southern Methodist was an 80-74 loser on the road against Tulane. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Robert Nyakundi went off for 26 points and added 3 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Tulane handed Southern Methodist an 80-74 defeat at Fogelman Arena.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Marshall are 5-5
After playing Central Florida are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing East Carolina are 1-5
After playing Tulane are 5-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Golden Hurricane at Mustangs trends to consider:
Tulsa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games when playing at home against Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist's last 7 games
Southern Methodist is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Tulsa home to Marshall, Saturday, February 4
Southern Methodist at East Carolina, Wednesday, February 1