Tulsa -2 Point Spread

Under 134 Game Totals

Against The Spread Pick

SMU heads to Tulsa for a Saturday evening matchup that should be a fun one. The story of the season so far for Tulsa has been their great defense. They rank 36th in the country in opponent field goal percentage and 47th in opponent points per game. Tulsa also defends beyond the arc well, holding opponents under 30 percent from deep, good for 18th in the nation. SMU has been a polar opposite living off of their electric offense that ranks in the top 60 for almost every relevant offensive category. The historical matchup favors SMU, but as of late Tulsa has had the hot hand. The Mustangs are just 2-4 ATS in their last six games while Tulsa is 8-3 ATS in their last eleven. I’m going to ride with the better defense at home in this one. Tulsa to cover.

Over Under Pick

Seeing as though I believe Tulsa will come away with the win I must also play the under. In the Golden Hurricane’s last six home games the total has gone under in five of them. The under is also 7-3 in their last ten. SMU is only able to win by driving the score up and this Tulsa team doesn’t allow that very often. In six of Tulsa’s last seven wins they have held the opposing team to 56 or fewer points. The under is also 10-3 in Tulsa’s last thirteen. Both teams average 69 possessions per game which would be considered a slow tempo so less opportunities to score points leads to an under.