Wichita State vs. Tulsa - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulsa Golden Hurricane (21-9) at Wichita State Shockers (22-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -7 -- Over/Under: 125
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Wichita State Shockers meet in college basketball action from Charles Koch Arena on Sunday.
Tulsa comes in to this one at 21-8 on the year. Since their last loss to Houston, Tulsa is on a four-game winning streak over SMU, Tulane, Central Florida and Temple in succession.
In the win over Temple, Tulsa’s leading scorer was Martins Igbanu, setting the pace on 17 points and four rebounds. Brandon Rachal posted a double-double for Tulsa in that one as well, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Wichita State side, they’re 22-8 so far. Over their last four games, Wichita State is 2-2, beating Temple and SMU while otherwise falling to Cincinnati and Memphis in that span.
In the loss to Memphis, Wichita State’s top scorer was Dexter Dennis with 15 points, six rebounds and one assist. Both Jaime Echenique and Jamarius Burton posted 13 points apiece there, combining for three assists and seven rebounds for Wichita State as well.
Wichita State is 35-14-2 ATS in their last 51 Sunday games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games. Wichita State is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 versus a team with a winning straight-up record and the under is 4-1 in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, Tulsa is 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 overall. Tulsa is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after an ATS win and the under is 24-8 in their last 32 overall.
Over their last three games, Tulsa isn’t necessarily lighting up the scoreboards—they’ve been at 65 or fewer points in each of those games. That’s hardly mattered however, as Tulsa has also held their opponents to 57 or fewer points in each of the last four games. It’s been a nice defensive effort over the last quartet.
As for Wichita State, they’ve been a little underwhelming offensively themselves, with 66 or fewer points in three of their last four outings. This should be a pretty fun matchup, but I’m leaning toward Tulsa to bang out a cover here.