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Tulsa vs SMU Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/18/23

SMU Mustangs (6-12) vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane (4-12)
January 18, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +2.5 / SMU Mustangs -2.5; Over/Under: +143.5
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The SMU Mustangs and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The SMU Mustangs Preview

The SMU Mustangs are averaging 68.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Zhuric Phelps is averaging 17.1 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Zach Nutall is averaging 13.6 points and 2.6 assists. Efe Odigie is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Samuell Williamson is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The SMU Mustangs are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane Preview

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 68.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Sam Griffin is averaging 15.7 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Bryant Selebangue is averaging 12.7 points and 0.9 assists. Brandon Betson is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Dalger is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game.

Trends

The Mustangs are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 8-17 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games and 17-36 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Mustangs last 5 overall. The over is 5-0 in Golden Hurricane last 5 overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams, but I’m certainly not laying points with either of these teams. While SMU may be the better team, the Mustangs are losing their last 5 games by an average of 10.4 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 19.6 points. At least Tulsa is at home and getting a bucket. It’s Tulsa or pass.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +2.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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