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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Green Wave underdogs vs Golden Hurricane at Tulsa

Tulane Green WaveTulsa Golden Hurricane
7-7January 09, 2014, 09:00 | Reynolds Center5-9

The visiting Tulane Green Wave hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Reynolds Center against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Supporters of the Green Wave have watched them go 7-7 and 4-4 ATS on the year, while the Golden Hurricane are at 5-9 and 6-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Golden Hurricane are 4-7, while the Green Wave have a 2-6 mark.

View Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Golden Hurricane in this one found them listed as -13.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Thursday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Green Wave was expected to move the line.

The Golden Hurricane - Green Wave odds would favor the Golden Hurricane if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tulsa is rated No. 193 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tulane is at No. 335.

Tulane was a 61-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hofstra. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Tulane earned a 61-58 victory over Hofstra on Thursday, getting 15 points from Jay Hook at Devlin Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Tulsa was a 73-57 winner at home against CS Fullerton. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Tulsa earned a 73-57 victory over CS Fullerton on Saturday, getting 12 points from James Woodard at Reynolds Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Green Wave is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Tulsa’s No. 197 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Tulsa is the No. 96-ranked team in the country at 6.71 per game, while Tulane rates No. 179 at 5.47 per game.

Next up:
Tulane at North Texas, Saturday, January 11th
Tulsa at Southern Miss, Sunday, January 12th