Tulsa vs Wichita State Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

Wichita State (10-16) vs Tulsa (13-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)

Betting Odds: Wichita State -6.5 - Over/Under: 145.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Wichita State Shockers will host the Tulsa Golden Hurricane for an AAC matchup this Wednesday from the Koch Arena on ESPNU. Wichita State leads the current series, 69-61, and they enter as 6.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 145.5. Stay tuned for our Tulsa vs Wichita State Prediction. 

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Preview

Tulsa moved to 13-12 after defeating Rice at home, 93-82. The Golden Hurricane used overtime to down the Owls, and they’ll attempt to complete the season sweep of the Shockers this Wednesday. Tulsa is scoring 75.7 points per game, on 43.5% shooting, while allowing 73.4 ppg, and they’re currently 10th in the AAC with a 4-9 record in league play. The Golden Hurricane are 5-5 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 1-7 on the road this season. 

Tulsa Team Profile

  • TCU transfer PJ Haggerty led the way with a 30-point double-double in the win over Ruce, and he’s among the AAC’s leaders in scoring (20.2), while grabbing 5.2 rpg. 
  • Junior forward Jared Garcia grabbbed ten boards in the UAB matchup, and he leads the Golden Hurricane in rebounding (5.9), while scoring 9.2 ppg. 
  • Dallas native Cobe Williams went for a game-high 21 points in the February 1st victory over Wichita, and he leads Tulsa in assists (3.7), while scoring 13.1 ppg. 

Wichita State Shockers Preview

Wichita State fell to 10-16 after falling to Charlotte in Carolina, 72-61. The Shockers never recovered from a slow start against the Niners, and they’ll try to snap a three-game skid here versus the Golden Hurricane. WSU is scoring 72.1 points per game, on 44.5% shooting, while allowing 73.6 ppg, and they’re currently 12th in the AAC with a 3-8 record in league play. The Shockers are 5-5 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 8-4 in Wichita this season. 

Wichita State Team Profile

  • Junior guard Colby Rogers dealt with foul trouble in the Charlotte matchup, but he still leads Wichita State in scoring (15.5).
  • Wichita native Xavier Bell went for a season-high 25 points in the OT loss to FAU, and he’s second on the team at 12.0 ppg. 
  • Third-year forward Kenny Pohto leads the Shockers in rebounding (6.2), but after picking up an injury versus the Niners, his status should be monitored for this contest. 

Tulsa vs Wichita State Trends

  • TUL is 12-11-1 against the spread, with a 13-11 O/U record
  • WSU is 8-16-1 ATS, with a 12-13 over/under record.

Tulsa vs Wichita State Prediction  

Improvements from Charlotte and South Florida, amongst others in the AAC, have led to a down season for Wichita State. The Shockers have annually been a bubble team, capable of winning games in March and against bigger schools, but they’ve behind this season. Tulsa has treaded water per usual, but they’ve even shown more life than WSU since the start of February, and there’s a good chance they hang around here on the road. The Golden Hurricane won the first matchup, and with the Shockers still in a slump, I like testing them on their home floor. Spot Tulsa a few more points on the road, and back them for this AAC contest.

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