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NCAAB Game Preview - Mustangs underdogs vs Golden Hurricane at Tulsa

Southern Methodist MustangsTulsa Golden Hurricane
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Reynolds Center

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Odds


The Southern Methodist Mustangs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Golden Hurricane in Tulsa at Reynolds Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

This season, the Golden Hurricane are 7-8 overall and 5-6 ATS ATS, while the Mustangs are 8-6 and 4-6 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Tulsa boasts a 8-3 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 6-4.

View Southern Methodist vs Tulsa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Golden Hurricane as 8-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 146-ranked Golden Hurricane and the No. 237-rated Mustangs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-65 win for the Mustangs on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tulsa's No. 76-rated squad against Southern Methodist's No. 300-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tulsa rates No. 234 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 37 nationally with 8.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern Methodist owns the country's No. 31-rated mark, allowing 61.5 points per game on the highway. Tulsa, on the other hand, rates No. 254 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 50-48 loser as they battled Mississippi on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Robert Nyakundi scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Mustangs to a win (they lost 50-48 to Mississippi at Tad Smith Coliseum on Tuesday).

Tulsa was a 70-69 loser in its last match on the road against Houston. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as favorites. The Golden Hurricane got 22 points from Steven Idlet, but it was Houston that prevailed in a 70-69 final on Wednesday at Hofheinz Pavilion.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Rice are 1-9
After playing Mississippi are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas El Paso are 7-3
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mustangs at Golden Hurricane trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Southern Methodist's last 11 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulsa
Tulsa is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Southern Methodist
Tulsa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
Tulsa is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games when playing Southern Methodist

Next up:
Southern Methodist home to Rice, Wednesday, January 11
Tulsa home to Texas El Paso, Wednesday, January 11