The Golden Hurricane and Bulls are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPNU. The Bulls will host the game at Yuengling Center in Tampa, FL. The over/under for this American Athletic conference contest is set at 148.5 points, with South Florida being favored by -8.5 at home against Tulsa.

TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE VS SOUTH FLORIDA BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tulsa Golden Hurricane +8.5

This game will be played at Yuengling Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 14th.

WHY BET THE TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Bulls.
  • Even though we have South Florida winning straight-up, we like Tulsa at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can the Golden Hurricane Lock in a Win at Tampa?

As the underdog, Tulsa has gone 2-9 this season. They are also 1-5 on the road, compared to 10-5 at home. In their last game, the Golden Hurricane lost to UAB, 70-63. Over their last ten road games, they are 1-9.

So far this season, Tulsa has gone 12-11. They have lost three straight games and are 3-8 in American Athletic Conference play. Through 23 games, they have an average scoring margin of -14.2 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, Tulsa has gone just 3-7-1 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 1-4-1 and over their last 10 road games, they are just 1-8-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is right in line with the average over/under line in Tulsa games this season (147.4). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, which is lower than their season average of 150.2 points per game. On the year, their over/under record is 12-9.

The Tulsa offense is coming off a game where they scored 63 points against UAB. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.9% and connected on 3 threes. One area that the Tulsa offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 25th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

In terms of defense, Tulsa is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.2 points per game. Tulsa’s three-point defense is currently 132nd in the country at 7.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Tulsa.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Bulls?

South Florida comes into this game as the favorite, as they are 13-2 when favored this season. Overall, they have won nine straight games and have a record of 17-5. At home, the Bulls are 12-2 this season, and they have won their last 10 games at home.

So far this season, South Florida has gone 10-1 in American Athletic Conference play, and they are 7-4 in non-conference games. In their last game, the Bulls defeated Rice by a score of 69-65.

As the favorite, South Florida has been excellent vs. the spread this season, going 10-3-2. Their ATS mark at home is 10-3-1, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 7-1-2.

So far this season, the over/under record for South Florida games is 7-15. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.5). Across their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points.

Against Rice, the South Florida had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.1 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.1% in the game. Chris Youngblood is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 15. Meanwhile, Selton Miguel also brings a PPG average of 14.5 into the game.

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 92nd nationally, allowing an average of 68.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Rice, the Owls finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 65 points vs. South Florida.