Tulsa vs. Missouri State - 12/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (5-4) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Missouri State bears face off on Wednesday in Rynolds Center in college basketball action.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-5 this season losing back-to-back games including a horrible loss to D-2 SE Oklahoma. Tulsa is averaging 65.1 points and they are shooting 42.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64 points and their opponents shoot 39.8 percent from the floor. James Woodard leads the Golden Hurricane averaging 13.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 12.4 points, Marquel Curtis is averaging 9.3 points, and D’Andre Wright is averaging 8.4 points. Tulsa is just 3-2 at home so far this season.
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The Missouri State Bears are 5-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss on Monday to Delaware. Missouri State is averaging 69.1 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent form the floor including 42.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc while defensively they are allowing 72.4 points and their opponents shoot 44.5 percent from the floor. Marcus Marshall leads the Bears averaging 21 points per game. Austin Ruder is averaging 10.8 points, Dorrian Williams is averaging 8.4 points, and Loomis Gerring is averaging 7.4 points. Missouri State is 2-2 on the road this season.
Tulsa is 6-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 6-2 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. Missouri is 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games, 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 6-23 against the spread in their last 29 non-conference games. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
Missouri State has defensively issues but offensively I see them being able to hang in this one and I have them barely covering.