Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Mean Green versus the Golden Hurricane? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK. In this American Athletic matchup, North Texas is favored by -4.5 vs. Tulsa. The over/under for the game is 132.5 points.
NORTH TEXAS MEAN GREEN VS TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +4.5
This game will be played at Reynolds Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.
WHY BET THE TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Golden Hurricane.
- Not only will Tulsa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Mean Green Pull Through as the Favored Road Team?
North Texas will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Tulsa. So far, the Mean Green have gone 12-9, including a 5-3 record in American Athletic Conference play.
On the road, North Texas is 3-4 this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games. On the year, they have been favored in 11 games, going 9-2 in those contests.
North Texas has an ATS record of 11-7 this season and they are 7-4 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mean Green have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record for North Texas is 7-10-1, and today’s line of 132.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (128). So far, 13 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 134 points, which is higher than the season average of 125 points per game.
The North Texas offense is coming off a game in which they scored 55 points vs. South Florida. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.1% while connecting on 5 threes. The top scorer for the Mean Green was Jason Edwards with 31 points, while John Buggs III also chipped in with 8 points.
Currently, the Mean Green’s defense holds the 5th rank in the nation, allowing 60.2 points per game. The North Texas defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed South Florida to connect on 5 threes.
Does Tulsa Stand a Chance at Home?
With a record of 12-9, Tulsa has been much better at home than on the road this season, going 10-3 at home compared to just 1-5 on the road. They have also been better as the underdog, going 2-7 compared to 9-1 as the favorite.
After a 102-70 loss to Florida Atlantic, Tulsa will look to bounce back and improve their 3-6 conference record. So far, they have gone 9-3 in non-conference games.
As the underdog this season, Tulsa has gone 3-5-1 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 8-3-2 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Golden Hurricane are 3-6-1. In their last 3 home games, Tulsa is 2-1 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record for Tulsa games is 12-7. Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 147.8 in their games. This year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
In contrast to their season average of 77.7 points per game, the Tulsa had a below average performance. They scored 70 points against Florida Atlantic and had a field goal percentage of 37.1%. The Tulsa offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 24.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 33% of their looks from outside this season.
On the defensive side, Tulsa is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Florida Atlantic, the Owls finished with a field goal percentage of 53% and a total of 102 points vs. Tulsa.