Tulsa vs Wichita State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23
Wichita State Shockers (16-14) vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-24)
Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Dickies Arena)
Betting Odds: Wichita State Shockers -16.5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will play the Wichita State Shockers in the first round of the AAC Tournament on Thursday night at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 5-24 (1-17) this season after they lost to South Florida by a score of 72-56 in their last game. Tulsa shot 33.3% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the game. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 65.4 points per game, 77.3 points against per game, 32.1 rebounds per game, and 11.5 assists per game. Sam Griffin has led the Golden Hurricane this season with 15.2 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Tulsa is shooting 41.3% from the field, 64.9% on free throws, and 31.1% on three pointers this year.
Wichita State Preview
The Wichita State Shockers are 16-14 (9-9) this season after they defeated South Florida by a score of 69-49 in their last game. Wichita State shot 50% from the field and was +12 in rebounding margin in the win. The Wichita State Shockers are averaging 70.5 points per game, 68.2 points against per game, 36.2 rebounds per game, and 12.8 assists per game. Jaykwon Walton has led the Shockers this season with 14 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Wichita State is shooting 44.9% from the field, 71.5% on free throws, and 30.5% on three pointers this year.
Tulsa is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games and 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 games following an ATS loss. The under is 4-0 in Tulsa’s last 4 games. Wichita State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The over is 15-2 in Wichita State’s last 17 games.
Wichita State has won three of their last five games and finished the season in 6th place in the AAC standings. Tulsa only won one conference game all season and they really struggled to score late in the season. The Golden Hurricane scored 56, 49, 60, and 53 points in their last four games. This number may be a bit high, but I have to go against Tulsa in this game.