Planning on watching today's Shockers and Golden Hurricane game? Catch the action at Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK, as the Golden Hurricane hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 152.5 points, and Tulsa is favored to win by -1.5 at home vs. Wichita State.

WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS VS TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -1.5

This game will be played at Reynolds Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.

WHY BET THE TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Golden Hurricane.
  • Not only will Tulsa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can the Shockers Pull Off a Win at Tulsa?

Wichita State enters tonight's game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they have gone just 1-7 when listed as the underdog this season. They are coming off a 77-72 win over SMU, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games on the road.

Overall, the Shockers are 9-11 this season, including a 2-5 record on the road. They have lost four straight games on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is -2.7 points per game.

Wichita State's ATS record this season is 6-12-1, and they are 2-5-1 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Shockers are just 2-6-2.

Today's over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Wichita State's games this year (145.9). This season, 17 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's over/under line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points compared to their season average of 145.9 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Wichita State offense ended with 77 points against SMU. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 46.7% and made 6 threes. Colby Rogers is leading the team in scoring at 15.3 points per contest. Xavier Bell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.9 going into the game.

Wichita State's defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.6 points per game. Wichita State's three-point defense is currently 173rd in the country at 8.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.2% of their shots vs. Wichita State.

Can Tulsa Secure a Home Victory?

At home this season, Tulsa has gone 9-3, and they are 8-1 when favored. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 6-4.

For the season, Tulsa is 11-8, including a 2-5 record in American Athletic Conference play. In their most recent game, they defeated Rice by a score of 85-83.

As the favorite this season, Tulsa has gone 5-2-2 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark sits at 7-3-2 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-3-2.

This season, the over/under record for Tulsa games is 11-6 and today's over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 175 points.

Tulsa recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 85 points against Rice. This output exceeded their season average of 78.1 points per game. PJ Haggerty led the scoring for the Golden Hurricane, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Cobe Williams chipped in with 19 points.

In terms of defense, Tulsa is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.4 points per game. Against Rice in their most recent game, the Tulsa defense gave up a total of 83 points while allowing Rice to hit 43% of their shots.