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Wichita State vs Tulsa Prediction Basketball Picks 2-21-24

Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13-12) vs. Wichita State Shockers (10-16)
February 21, 2024 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -6.5; Over/Under: +145
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Wichita State Shockers meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Charles Koch Arena. Tulsa is 13-12 this year and coming off an overtime win versus Rice. As for Wichita State, they’re 10-16 on the season after a loss to Charlotte. Let’s get into our Tulsa vs. Wichita State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

The Hurricane went a sketchy 9-7 over their first 16 games, then hit a 3-1 run with wins over UTSA, Rice and Wichita State during January. Tulsa would lose four straight versus Florida Atlantic, North Texas, UAB and South Florida before another win over Rice on Saturday.

Over the weekend versus Rice in their last outing, the Golden Hurricane came out of the break with a 43-43 tie and eventually had to go to overtime. Tulsa scored 14 points in the extra period for a 93-82 win. PJ Haggerty led the way on 30 points with 10 boards for a double-double.

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Wichita State Shockers

Over on the Shockers’ side, they haven’t had much success this year. Wichita State’s year began on an 8-11 run and they’re 2-5 in the last seven. The losses in that time came versus Tulsa, Memphis, Florida Atlantic, East Carolina and Charlotte; the wins were over SMU and UTSA otherwise.

Matched up against Charlotte on Sunday, the Shockers were down by 11 points going into the second half. Wichita State kept the pace from there on 36 more points in a 72-61 defeat. Xavier Bell led the team on 16 points with three rebounds and two steals in the losing effort.


I’ll go with Tulsa in this one. There’s not a lot to get excited about here if your’e not a fan of either team, though. The Hurricane are at least coming off a win (finally), shooting 46.2 percent from the field with 36 rebounds and 20 assists versus Rice in their last outing. Tulsa had scored fewer than 64 points in three straight games prior to that, however.

These teams last saw each other on January 31 in a 79-68 home win for Tulsa. The Hurricane hit 43.6 percent from the field with 33 rebounds in that one, recovering from a 43-32 first-half deficit along the way. This one’s probably going to be competitive as well, and I like Tulsa to power out the cover. I’m probably not touching it, though.

Andrew's Free Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +6.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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