Tulsa Golden Hurricane (5-2) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-5)
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys 12/10/23 – The Tulsa Golden Hurricane take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a non-conference clash on Sunday. Fans and bettors alike should keep an eye on this game, which takes place at the Paycom Center at 6:30 PM ET, broadcasted on ESP2. For those seeking free college basketball tips, this game is a perfect example of the unpredictability and excitement inherent in college basketball.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane has started the season strong, going 5-2, including a current two-game winning streak. The Golden Hurricane are led by guard PJ Haggerty, who is averaging 16.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while shooting over 40% from the field. Tulsa’s offense is clicking, putting up nearly 80 points per contest. However, their defense has been more porous.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State Cowboys has struggled out of the gates at 3-5. Guard Javon Small has been their top performer, averaging 17 points and 5 assists while draining over 42% of his 3-point attempts. However, as a team, the Cowboys are only shooting 34% from deep. Their inability to consistently make outside shots coupled with 11 turnovers per game has hampered their offense.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Game Info
|Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 6:30 PM ET
PJ Haggerty (Guard) vs Javon Small (Guard)
PJ Haggerty has been the catalyst for Tulsa’s strong start, leading them in scoring while contributing in all areas. His versatility on both ends makes him invaluable. However, Haggerty’s 3-point shot has abandoned him lately, making under 32% for the year. He will need to improve his outside shooting for Tulsa to reach their full potential.
As the lead guard, Javon Small shoulders the playmaking load for Oklahoma State. When he is clicking, the Cowboys’ offense flows smoothly. But Small has been turnover-prone, coughing up the ball 2.3 times per contest. He will have to limit mistakes and take care of the ball against Tulsa’s disruptive defense. His scoring and distribution will be vital if OSU is going to snap their skid.
In their head-to-head matchup, Haggerty could give Small fits with his quick hands on defense, while Small will try to exploit Haggerty on the perimeter. Both guards excel at getting to the rim and the free throw line. Whichever player is able to impose their will and dictate the flow of the game will gain a massive edge for their squad.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As the betting odds for this matchup are yet to be determined, bettors should consider the teams’ recent performances and trends. Given Tulsa’s and Oklahoma State’s inconsistent trends, the game could swing either way, making it a potentially risky yet exciting bet.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
Tulsa’s strong Over trend on total game points shows they are more than capable of getting into track meets with opponents. However, their Under trend on hitting team totals indicates those games may be going over because of porous defense rather than spectacular offense. Tulsa has also done remarkably well against the first half spread and moneyline, illustrating they come to play from the opening tip.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Trends
The Cowboys have gone Over on first half totals with regularity at home showing they start hot out of the gates. But their Under trend on hitting team totals displays second half scoring droughts. This pattern of fading down the stretch has hindered their ability to close out games. On the positive side, Oklahoma State continues to show an ability to cover team totals with a 16 for 35 mark.
Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys 12/10/23 Betting Picks
Based on the analysis and betting trends, this game presents a challenging but potentially rewarding betting scenario. Both teams have shown strengths and weaknesses that could influence the game’s outcome in different ways.
For bettors looking for the best pick, considering the overall performance and recent trends of both teams is essential. Prop bets, over/under, and Moneyline bets should be evaluated in the context of each team’s performance. Given the unpredictability of college basketball, top handicapper predictions can offer valuable insights, but ultimately, the game’s outcome could defy expectations.
Free Pick and Prediction: Tulsa Golden Hurricane 72, Oklahoma State Cowboys 68