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Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Illinois State Redbirds College Basketball Betting Preview

The Illinois State Redbirds will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Redbird Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Illinois State Redbirds in this one found them listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Golden Hurricane was expected to move the line.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds sport a record of 3-4 and 2-2 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have 4-3 and 3-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Illinois State Redbirds and 5-0 for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

The Redbirds - Golden Hurricane odds would favor the Redbirds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Illinois State is rated No. 44 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tulsa is at No. 211.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Illinois State has the nation's No. 158-rated offensive output, at 74.29 PPG. The visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense ranks No. 229 allowing on average 78.71 PPG. The Redbirds FG% has averaged 43.66% so far, less than the Illinois State Golden Hurricane marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.64% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Golden Hurricane grabbed a 100-96 win over the Roadrunners on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Junior Etou at Reynolds Center.

Illinois State was run off the court by the Wolf Pack on Wednesday as Nevada routed them 98-68 at Lawlor Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Tulsa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tulsa is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Tulsa is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tulsa's last 5 games on the road
  • Illinois State is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
  • Illinois State is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
  • Illinois State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tulsa
  • Illinois State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulsa

Next Betting Matchups

Tulsa at Kansas State, Saturday, December 9th
Illinois State at BYU, Wednesday, December 6th