The No. 11 seed Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-24, 1-17 AAC) square off in the AAC Tournament against the No. 6 seed Wichita State Shockers (16-14, 9-9 AAC) on Thursday at Dickies Arena, starting at 7:00 PM.
The Shockers are currently heavy 16-point favorites over the Golden Hurricane. The over/under for the game is set at 137.
Wichita State vs. Tulsa Odds
Point Spread for Wichita State vs. Tulsa
The spread for this matchup is set at 16 points, with sportsbooks listing Wichita State as the favorite.
Wichita State vs. Tulsa Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Wichita State has -1673 odds to pick up the win, while Tulsa is listed at +933 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 137 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPNU
- Location: Fort Worth, Texas
- Arena: Dickies Arena
Wichita State vs. Tulsa Betting Trends
Against the spread, Wichita State is 14-13-3 this season. The Shockers have won in 11, or 68.8%, of the 16 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year. Wichita State’s games this year have gone over the point total 17 times in 29 opportunities (58.6%).
Tulsa is 5-22-2 against the spread this season. The Golden Hurricane have won two of the 24 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (8.3%). Tulsa’s games this season have hit the over on 15 of 29 set point totals (51.7%).
Wichita State vs. Tulsa Key Players to Watch
Craig Porter Jr. leads his team in both rebounds (6.3) and assists (4.5) per contest, and also averages 13.4 points. Defensively, he averages 1.5 steals and 1.6 blocked shots. Jaykwon Walton puts up a team-best 14 points per game. He is also averaging 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists, shooting 53.6% from the field and 37.9% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per contest. Kenny Pohto is putting up 8.6 points, 1.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game. James Rojas averages 10.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
Bryant Selebangue leads the Golden Hurricane in rebounding (9.3 per game), and puts up 12 points and 1 assists. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Sam Griffin is the Golden Hurricane’s top scorer (15.2 points per game) and assist man (2), and posts 2.6 rebounds. The Golden Hurricane receive 9.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game from Tim Dalger. Brandon Betson gets the Golden Hurricane 9.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. He also averages 0.5 steals and 0 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State’s AAC games have hit the over 14 out of 18 times this season. So far this season, the Shockers are posting 70.5 points per game (202nd-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 68.2 points per contest (124th-ranked). This season, Wichita State is pulling down 33.3 boards per game (88th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 31.5 rebounds per contest (200th-ranked).
Wichita State ranks 269th in the country by making 6.6 threes per game, but it has a 30.5% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 17th-worst in college basketball. The Shockers are 293rd in college basketball with 8.2 treys allowed per game so far this season. Meanwhile, they rank 155th with a 33.4% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.
The Shockers have a 6-3-1 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Wichita State has gone over the total eight times. Wichita State has seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 76.5 points per game in its last 10 contests, six points more than the 70.5 it has scored this season. Wichita State has been slightly suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 73.4 points per game over its last 10 outings compared to the 68.2 it has conceded this year.
What you need to know about the Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Tulsa has put together a 4-13-1 ATS record so far this year in conference play. Offensively the Golden Hurricane are the 326th-ranked squad in the country (65.4 points per game). On defense they are 14th-worst (77.3 points conceded per game). In 2022-23, Tulsa is 310th in the country in rebounds (29.1 per game) and -1-worst in rebounds conceded (36).
With 7.6 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 31.1% from downtown, Tulsa is 157th and 329th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. The Golden Hurricane give up 7.6 3-pointers per game and concede 31.3% from beyond the arc, ranking 228th and 51st, respectively, in the nation.
The Golden Hurricane have one win against the spread, and are 0-10 overall, over their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Tulsa has hit the over three times. While Tulsa is averaging 65.4 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that over its last 10 games, tallying 57.9 points per contest. The Golden Hurricane have played worse defensively over their past 10 games, giving up 79.7 points per contest, 2.4 more points their than season average of 77.3.
Wichita State vs. Tulsa Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Wichita State, and we predict that Tulsa will cover the spread (Wichita State -16). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 137 points.
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