4* NCAAB *TOP DOG*
Wichita State vs. Tulsa,
12/07/2011 20:00 EDT,
Score: 77 - 67
Point Spread: +3½/-110 Tulsa
4* NCAAB *TOP DOG* on Tulsa +3.5
Tulsa has lost 5 of its last 6 but only one of those defeats came at home and none of them came by more than 5 points. Motivated by a 3-game losing streak and further motivated by last season's 3-point loss at Wichita St., expect Tulsa to take care of business tonight.
This is Wichita State's first true road game of the season and it comes following a big win over UNLV. Riding high following that victory, I see a letdown coming for the Shockers.
Tulsa is an impressive 9-2 ATS since the beginning of last season when matched up against very good teams that outscore their opponents by an average of 8 points or more per game.
Tulsa's ability to rebound the basketball is what really gives it the edge in this one. Consider that Wichita State is 0-6 ATS all-time under coach Marshall vs. dominant rebounding teams that outrebound opponents by 7 or more per game. The Shockers have lost to these teams by an average of 7.5 points. Take Tulsa.