The Bulls and Golden Hurricane are set to face off at 3:00 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Hurricane will host the game at Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK. South Florida is favored by -4.5 in this American Athletic conference contest against Tulsa. The game’s over/under currently sits at 145.5 points.


The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +4.5

This game will be played at Reynolds Center at 3:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 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 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Pressure Builds for South Florida as Away Favorites

South Florida enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 28 games this season. They have gone 16-2 in those games, and they have a 23-5 overall record. The Bulls have won 15 games in a row, and they are 16-1 in American Athletic Conference play.

On the road, South Florida is 7-3, and they have won their last seven games away from home. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of +1.4 on the road, and they are coming off an 85-72 win over Tulane. In their last 10 games on the road, they are 7-3, and their record away from home is 7-3.

South Florida has been a strong team against the spread this season, going 19-6-3. On the road, they have an ATS record of 5-3-2 and have gone 1-1-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. As the favorite, the Bulls have an ATS mark of 12-4-2 this year and have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for South Florida games is 10-18 and today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.9). Across their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games have had an average scoring total of 147 points in those matchups.

The South Florida offense is coming off a game in which they scored 85 points vs. Tulane. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.6% while connecting on 13 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Chris Youngblood who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.5. Selton Miguel also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.8.

At present, the Bulls’ defense is nationally ranked 79th, allowing 68.3 points per game. In their most recent game, the South Florida defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Tulane knocked down 13 three-pointers on their way to 72 points.

Can the Golden Hurricane Secure a Win at Home?

Coming into this game, Tulsa is 12-5 at home this season, and they have won two straight games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

As an underdog this season, Tulsa is 4-12, and they have gone 10-1 when they have been favored. For the year, they are 15-14.

Overall, Tulsa has a .500 record against the spread this season at 12-12-3. They are 10-5-2 vs. the spread at home and have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games. As the underdog, the Golden Hurricane have gone 5-10-1 vs. the spread this season and are 2-3 in their last 5 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the average over/under line in Tulsa games is 147.1 and their over/under record is 15-12. Over their last three games, their OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 145 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year and their average scoring total in their last three games.

The Tulsa offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Temple. Overall their field goal percentage was 48.1% while connecting on 10 threes. PJ Haggerty led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Cobe Williams contributed 21 points for the Golden Hurricane.

So far, the Golden Hurricane’s defense is ranked 224th in the country at 73.7 points per contest. Against Temple in their most recent game, the Tulsa defense gave up a total of 67 points while allowing Temple to hit 41% of their shots.