Tulsa vs. Southern Methodist - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southern Methodist (18-7) at Tulsa (17-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm (Donald Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -1.5 -- Over/Under: 134.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The SMU Mustangs (18-7, CONF 8-5) and Tulsa Golden Hurricane (17-9, CONF 9-4) face off in an AAC showdown at the Reynolds Center. The Mustangs have won the last two games against the Golden Hurricane.
Just looking at the Mustangs record, it doesn’t seem like a bad season, but they have been super inconsistent this year. Over the last ten games SMU has won six games, but they are coming off one of their worst losses of the season. The Mustangs were 6.5 point favorites against Tulane, but the defense let them down giving up 80 points and that led to a loss.
On the road this season the Mustangs are giving up 74.7 points per game and if they want success in this game, the defense is going to need to step up. The Mustangs are led by Kendric Davis who is averaging 15.3 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field.
The Golden Hurricane much like the Mustangs have been inconsistent and they have only won two of their last five games. In Tulsa’s last the offense struggled scoring only 43 points and that led to a blowout loss. At home this season the Golden Hurricane are averaging 69.6 points while giving up 57.3 points.
The Golden Hurricane are led by Brandon Rachal and Martins Igbanu who are both averaging 12.9 points per game.
The over is 13-5 in the Mustangs last 18 road games. The Mustangs are 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Tulsa.
The road team is 21-5-1 ATS in the last 27 meetings between the Mustangs and Golden Hurricane. The under is 21-7 in Tulsa’s last 28 games overall.
This has been a series that has been dominated by the Mustangs and it won’t be any difference in this game. Over the last five games the Mustangs offense is close to averaging 80 points per game, The Mustangs offense is going to be the difference, and that will lead to a cover by the spread.