Wichita State vs. Tulsa - 11/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (0-1) at Wichita State Shockers (2-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -17.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
The Wichita State Shockers and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane face off on Wednesday in college basketball action.
The Wichita State Shockers are 2-0 to start the season and they are coming off of a 92-55 win over Long Beach State. WSU is averaging 88.5 points per game shooting 51.3 percent from the floor and 32.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while their opponents averaging just 47 points. Landry Shamet and Markis McDuffie each are averaging 9.5 points per game to lead Wichita State. Zach Brown and Rauno Nurger are each averaging 9 points per game for the Shockers and Darral Willis Jr. is averaging 8.5 points. The names have changed but Wichita State still appears to be a force in college basketball.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 0-1 this season after losing their opener to Jacksonville State 84-73. Tulsa shot 39.7 percent from the floor and 35.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while they allowed their opponent to shoot 55.6 percent from the floor. Junior Etou led the Golden Hurricane with 20 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. Corey Henderson scored 15 points for Tulsa, Martins Igbanu scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, and Geno Artison scored 8 points. Tulsa was a big favorite and their loss was an upset.
Wichita State is 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games, 44-17-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 non-conference games. Tulsa is 5-12-1 against the spread in their last 18 non-conference games, 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 road games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games. The favorite has covered the point spread in 4 of the last 5 meetings of these 2 teams.
Wichita State is a big favorite and from what we have seen they should be and I see the Shockers winning easily.