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Oklahoma favored by -13 against Tulsa on Saturday

Tulsa Golden HurricaneOklahoma Sooners
3-6December 14, 2013, 05:00 | Lloyd Noble Center6-1

The Oklahoma Sooners will try to cover the spread at Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Golden Hurricane have watched them go 3-6 and 4-3 ATS on the year, while the Sooners are at 6-1 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Sooners are 5-0, while the Golden Hurricane have a 1-6 mark.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Sooners in this one found them listed as -13-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Golden Hurricane was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sooners rated this week at No. 77 and the Golden Hurricane sitting at No. 255.

In their last action, Tulsa was a 78-64 winner at home against Arkansas-Little Rock. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 78-64 win over the Trojans on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from James Woodard at Reynolds Center.

Oklahoma won its last outing, an 81-66 result against George Mason on December 8. They covered in that game as a 6-point favorite. Cameron Clark scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Oklahoma over George Mason, 81-66, on Sunday at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oklahoma's No. 12-ranked scoring average of 86.67 PPG, against a Golden Hurricane defense rated No. 192 and allowing 73.89 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 47.86% to date this season, more than the Golden Hurricane shooters have managed so far (43.2% per game).

A few Golden Hurricane at Sooners trends to consider:
Tulsa is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Tulsa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Tulsa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tulsa's last 12 games on the road
Oklahoma is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games when playing Tulsa

Next up:
Tulsa home to Grand Canyon, Wednesday, December 18th
Oklahoma at Texas-Arlington, Tuesday, December 17th