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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Tulsa Golden Hurricane Underdogs vs Illinois State Redbirds

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will try to cover the point spread at Reynolds Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Illinois State Redbirds in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tulsa Golden Hurricane betting line as 5.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 3-3 overall and 2-3 ATS, while the Illinois State Redbirds are 4-2 and 2-3 ATS. As for the betting totals, Tulsa boasts a 3-2 on the OU, and Illinois State is 4-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 183-rated Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the No. 47-ranked Illinois State Redbirds, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Illinois State is ranked No. 181 in NCAA basketball at 35.75 per game. Contrast that with Tulsa's No. 93 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tulsa is the No. 121-ranked team in the country at 7.67 per game, while Illinois State rates No. 87 at 8.33 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois State earned a 79-74 victory over New Mexico on Saturday, getting 18 points from Paris Lee at Redbird Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Illinois State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Illinois State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois State's last 7 games on the road
  • Tulsa is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Illinois State home to Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, December 10th
Tulsa at Oklahoma State, Saturday, December 10th