Against The Spread Pick
Tulsa is having a better season than last season. They are currently sitting 3rd in the AAC, and have a respectable 18-9 record. They are 3-2 in their last five games, including some big wins vs South Florida, East Carolina, and SMU, only losing to big name teams Houston, and UCF. Tulsa is 16-11 ATS this season and are averaging a 14 point scoring margin in the three wins of their last five. On the other side, Tulane is 12-15 on the season. They have won their last two games, however, were on a nine game losing streak before then. That nine game losing streak consisted of losses vs many unranked teams, and definitely teams that they should have beaten. However, this two game win streak has given Tulane a much needed boost, and while I don’t think they will win the game, I do think that they will beat the spread. Go with Tulane tonight.
Over Under Pick
Tulsa and Tulane have been averaging 69 and 64 points per game over the last five games respectively. Tulsa is top 40 in defensive efficiency, while Tulane is outside the top 200, and offensively, both teams are not too great, averaging under 70 points on the season. And while they reach even on the over under for their averages over the last five, I would expect tonight to be a defensive contest, and Tulane is trying to extend their winning streak after their horrible 8 game stretch before. It is a tough pick, and I would proceed with some caution, but I like the under tonight.