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Diamond Head Classic - Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Illinois State Redbirds NCAA College Basketball Betting

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Illinois State and Tulsa on Sunday, with the host Redbirds trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Illinois State Redbirds were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Illinois State Redbirds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Illinois State Redbirds are 7-4 so far on the season, and 5-5 ATS vs the number. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 6-5 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Illinois State go 5-5 and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane go 5-5 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Illinois State Redbirds at No. 47 and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at No. 148 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Illinois State's No. 116-rated squad against Tulsa's No. 174-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Illinois State rates No. 80 in the country with 8.45 per game, while their foes tonight, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane rank No. 135 nationally with 7.55 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tulsa suffered a 82-63 loss against San Diego State on Friday, getting 18 points from Junior Etou in a losing effort at Stan Sheriff Center.

Illinois State got 20 points and 20 rebounds from MiKyle McIntosh in a losing cause in their 66-58 loss to San Francisco on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Tulsa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tulsa is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tulsa's last 6 games
  • Illinois State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Illinois State's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Tulsa home to Connecticut, Saturday, December 31st
Illinois State at Evansville, Thursday, December 29th