South Carolina State at Tulsa Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/20/23
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (3-0) vs South Carolina State Bulldogs (2-2)
Game Info: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Donald Reynolds Center)
Betting Odds: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -14.5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The South Carolina State Bulldogs and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet in college basketball action from the Donald W. Reynolds Center on Monday night.
South Carolina State Falls To Samford
The South Carolina State Bulldogs come into this one looking to rebound from an 89-72 loss to Samford last time out. Omar Croskey leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 13 PPG with 3.3 RPG while Mitchel Taylor has 12 PPG with a team-high 3.5 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for South Carolina State up to this point in the year as the Bulldogs’ leading assist man as well. Davion Everett has 6.5 PPG with a team-high 9 RPG to lead the Bulldogs on the glass so far this season. As a team, South Carolina State is averaging 69 PPG on 38.6% shooting from the field, 22.9% from three and 64.8% from the foul line this season.
Tulsa Remains Unbeaten
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane come into this game looking to build on their 3-0 start to the year after a 72-52 win over Jackson State last time out. Cobe Williams leads Tulsa in scoring and assists with 16.7 PPG and 4.3 APG while PJ Haggerty has 15.7 PPG along with 6 RPG, 3.3 APG and 3.3 SPG as well this season. Isaiah Barnes has 13 PPG with 7 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Tulsa so far this season. Jared Garcia has a team-high 7.7 RPG to lead the Golden Hurricane on the glass as well this season. As a team, Tulsa is averaging 75.7 PPG on 39.8% shooting from the field, 29.1% from three and 76.9% from the foul line this season.
I’m leaning towards Tulsa here. It’s a huge number to lay, but South Carolina State is in fact one of the worst teams in college basketball, and Tulsa if nothing else, has a fantastic defense that I don’t think the Bulldogs will be able to crack. I honestly think if Tulsa scores 70 points, they win this game by 20+. Give me the Golden Hurricane in this one.