South Florida Bulls vs Tulsa Golden Prediction 3/9/2024

The South Florida Bulls (23-5) travel to face off against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (15-14) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at Reynolds Center in Tulsa and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

South Florida Bulls vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane

The South Florida Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

South Florida comes into this game as the favorite once again, as they have been in 18 of their 28 games this season. Their record as the favorite is 16-2, and they have gone 7-3 on the road compared to 16-2 at home.

The Bulls have won 15 straight games and are 23-5 overall. On the road, they have gone 7-3, and their average scoring margin in those games is +1.4 points per game.

South Florida has been solid against the spread this season, going 19-6-3. Their ATS mark is even better when they are the favorite, as they are 12-4-2 vs. the spread when favored this year. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulls have gone 7-1-2 vs. the spread.

This season, South Florida’s over/under record is 10-18 and today’s line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.9). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 147 points.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane Are Coming Off A Win

After a 72-67 win over Temple, Tulsa comes into this game with a 15-14 record. At home, the Golden Hurricane are 12-5 compared to 2-8 on the road. So far, Tulsa has been the underdog in 16 of their 29 games, going 4-12 in those matchups.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Golden Hurricane have gone 6-4. This season, they have been favored in 11 games, going 10-1. So far in the American Athletic Conference, Tulsa has gone 6-11, compared to 9-3 in non-conference games.

As the underdog, Tulsa has an ATS record of 5-10-1 this season. Over their last 3 games as the underdog, the Golden Hurricane have gone 2-1 vs. the spread. At home, Tulsa has an ATS mark of 10-5-2 this year and their ATS record vs. the spread over their last 3 home games is 2-1.

This season, the over/under record for Tulsa games is 15-12, and today’s line of 144.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (147.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 145 points.

South Florida Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the South Florida offense ended with 85 points against Tulane. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.6% and made 13 threes. One area that the South Florida offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 64th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

Chris Youngblood (G) 15.5 2.6 2.2
Selton Miguel (G) 14.8 3.4 2.2
Kasean Pryor (F) 12.1 7.4 1.7

Tulsa Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Tulsa offense put up 72 points against Temple. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 10 threes. PJ Haggerty is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 20.5. Meanwhile, Cobe Williams also brings a PPG average of 12.9 into the game.

PJ Haggerty (G) 20.5 5.3 3.6
Cobe Williams (G) 12.9 3.1 3.6
Jared Garcia (F) 9.5 6.0 0.9

South Florida Team Defense

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 77th in the country, permitting 68.3 points per game. South Florida’s three-point defense is currently 105th in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.7% of their shots vs. South Florida.

Tulsa Team Defense

Currently, the Golden Hurricane’s defense holds the 225th rank in the nation, allowing 73.7 points per game. Tulsa will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Temple to just 41% shooting in their most recent game.

Bulls vs Golden Hurricane Trends

  • The Bulls are 3-1-1 ATS in their last road games and 5-0 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Tulsa has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 69 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Golden Hurricane have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • South Florida has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 ATS in their last three games.

Bulls vs Golden Hurricane Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +5.5, we have the Golden Hurricane as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 144.5 and our model has the Bulls and Golden Hurricane finishing with a combined 142 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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