Oklahoma State Cowboys (4-3) vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-3)Date : 12/05/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : Reynolds Arena, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to Reynolds Arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to battle the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Golden Hurricane are coming into this matchup losers of three of their last four outings as their last loss came at the hands of the Utah Utes on the road as they lost by a 79-74 score. In this matchup, Tulsa scored only 17 points in the first half and despite outscoring the home team 47 – 46 in the second half, were not able to pull out the victory.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys had won three straight games prior to losing two of their last three as they suffered an 83 – 76 lost to the Minnesota Golden Gophers in their last outing as the Cowboys managed to shoot over 50% from 3 point range; Yet, allowed the same from long range as well as to Minnesota as they shot 50% from the field, overall.
Oklahoma State Cowboys's Latest Performance :
And while one of the staples for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2018 has been their defense, the unit has since been the catalyst in the team dropping two of three outings as they are allowing 80 points per game in the last three contests. The offense has been up and down for Oklahoma State as well during this time, yet continue to average around 75 points per game during their current skid. Be that as it may, Oklahoma State will look to bring the focus for this matchup as they will be looking to get back on track on both ends of the floor versus Tulsa.
In their last outing, Minnesota outshot Oklahoma State as they went 52% from the field while shooting 57% from 3-point range as they were led by Jordan Murphy with 24 points along with 16 rebounds for the matchup. On the other hand, the Cowboys got 18 points from Lindy Waters III while also having 17 points from Michael Weathers in defeat. As stated, the Cowboys will be looking to get back on track beginning with their offense in attempting to push the pace a bit early and often. However, they may also find it difficult versus a Tulsa defense that has been solid all year, despite a lack of consistent offensive production.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane 's Latest Performance :
After beginning the season with a 4-0 record, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane have certainly hit a rough patch in the season to where they’ve only won one game in their last four outings. They have, however, remained competitive in these outings as they have only lost by a total of 25 points in their last three defeats. Nonetheless, the Golden Hurricane will look to reverse the trends in this matchup versus the Oklahoma State Cowboys as they will certainly be looking to get back on track.
In the last outing, Tulsa was solid on the defensive end as they allowed the Utes to shoot only 42% from the field on the night; However, the Golden Hurricane shot only 36% from the field while also making only 5 of 32 attempts from 3-point range. Jeriah Horne led the team with 15 points off the bench while making three of seven 3-point attempts for the night. Again, Tulsa will certainly need to get their offense back on track, however, they will have to accomplish this versus a Cowboys team that is allowing teams to shoot only 40% from the field on a nightly basis.
How Oklahoma State Cowboys & Tulsa Golden Hurricane Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Oklahoma state is 4 – 3 ATS while the OU is 2 – 5
Tulsa is 3 – 5 ATS while the OU is 4 – 3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will be an interesting matchup in that both teams come in boasting very solid defenses while they’re offenses have been very inconsistent in 2018. Nonetheless, look for both teams to bring the focus and intensity for this matchup as Oklahoma state will look to get back on the right track at home where they are undefeated on the year while also taking advantage of the fact that they may be up against a Tulsa team that may still be reeling from their first road loss of the season versus Utah.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys
My reason for the pick :
While Tulsa will certainly perform well in which to keep this game interesting, I will back the road team in Oklahoma State for this matchup in that I happen to believe that their defense will perform just a bit better in critical moments in which to pull out a victory. I also happen to believe that this will be a low-scoring affair amongst these two squads that have consistently struggled on the offensive end. With that being the case, look for the Cowboys to once again struggle from the field yet come up with some big baskets late in the game in which to pull out a much-needed victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the under in this matchup as I see both defenses continuing to hunker down, as is the case with Tulsa, or, putting in a much better performance than they have recently, as with Oklahoma State. With that being the case, look for the under to be the strong play in this matchup as two Jekyll and Hyde offenses will be matched up versus defenses that have been the saving grace for their respective teams this year.
Betting trends for Oklahoma State Cowboys:
- The Cowboys are 4-2 ATS in last 6 games
- The under is 5-2 in Cowboys last 7 games
Betting trends for Tulsa Golden Hurricane :
- The Golden Hurricane is 3 – 1 ATS in last 4 games
- The over is 4-2 in Golden Hurricanes last six games