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Tulsa vs. Kansas State - 12/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Kansas State Wildcats (6-1) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-3)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 4:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +7 -- Over/Under: 141
TV Channel
CBSSN
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NCAA BB | Kansas State Wildcats (6-1) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-3)
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The Kansas State Wildcats and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet in college basketball action from Donald Reynolds Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Kansas State Wildcats will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season at the hands of Marquette by a final score of 83-71 in their last outing. Makol Mawien and Xavier Sneed tied for the team-high with 12 points, with Sneed adding 3 steals. Dean Wade added 11 points with a pair of steals while Kamau Stokes chipped in 10 points to finish off the quartet of double-digit scorers for K-State in the losing effort. Wade leads Kansas State by averaging 15.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Kansas State is averaging 72.7 points per game on 45.1% shooting from the field, 28.5% from behind the 3-point line and 64.8% from the foul line this season.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will look to find some consistency after splitting their last 6 games, but took a step in the right direction with a 74-71 win over Oklahoma State in their last outing. DaQuan Jeffries led the Golden Hurricane with 20 points on 6 of 8 shooting while Jeriah Horne added 16 poitns on 6 of 10 shooting with 4 threes. Lawson Korita chipped in 13 points with 7 rebounds while Martins Igbanu added 10 points and a team-high 8 rebounds to finish off the double-digit scoring for Tulsa in the winning effort. Sterling Taplin also chipped in 6 points and a team-high 6 assists as well in the victory. Jeffries leads the Golden Hurricane in scoring with 13.4 points per game while Igbanu leads Tulsa in rebounding with 5.8 rebounds per game and Taplin leads Tulsa in assists with 5.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Tulsa is averaging 75.8 points per game on 46.3% shooting from the field, 31.5% from behind the arc and 72.5% from the foul line this season.

Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 9-4 in their last 13 non-conference games. Tulsa is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against the Big 12 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 home games.

It’ll be interesting to see how Kansas State bounces back from their first loss of the season, and it’s a tough call give how well Tulsa have performed at home, going 6-0 SU so far this year. The Golden Hurricane have been in some close calls as well lately, losing by 5 on the road to Utah and winning at home against Oklahoma State, so with that said, I’ll take a shot with Tulsa to keep up their solid play at home and I’ll side with the points in this one.

Pick:
Tulsa +7

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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