Wichita St. Shockers vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Wichita State Shockers face off in college basketball action. The Shockers are -5 point favorites over the Golden Hurricane with an over/under total set at 144.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have yet to win a game this season and while they have been completive it ads up to a 0-2 record. Tulsa dropped their opened to Oral Roberts then lost to Missouri State and it doesn’t get any easier in this spot. Shaquille Harrison is Tulsa’s leading scorer averaging 19.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. Rashad Smith averages 19 points and 4.5 rebounds, D’Andre Wright averages 9 points and 3 rebounds, and James Woodward averages 6 points and 9 rebounds. Tulsa is averaging 80.5 points ad they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor, 26.1 percent from beyond the three-point arc, and 63.5 percent from the free throw line and their opponents are averaging 85 points and shoot 44.1 percent. Tulsa will need some production outside of their big two.
The Wichita State Shockers are off to a 4-0 start and are ranked 16th in the nation. While Wichita State hasn’t played the toughest of competition all of their wins were by double digits but this is their first road game of the season. Cleanthony Early is back and he leads the Shockers averaging 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. Fred Van Fleet is averaging 13 points and 5.8 assists, Ron Baker is averaging 10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists, and Tekele Cotton is averaging 10 points. Wichita State is averaging 76.7 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor, 36.5 percent from beyond the three-point line, and 67.9 percent from the free throw line while defensively their opponents average 60.7 points and shoot 39.6 percent. Wichita State is looking like a force in the MVC once again this season.
Tulsa is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games, and 4-1-1 against the spread following a loss. Wichita State is 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, 5-1-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record.
The spread here looks suspiciously low but like a few of the games so far that have worked out, I am going to lay the points with the road favorite as it just shouldn’t be close.
Wichita St. Shockers -5 Tulsa Golden Hurricane