New Orleans Privateers at Tulsa Golden Hurricane ATS Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (7-3) will be at home in the Donald Reynolds Center when they challenge the New Orleans Privateers (4-3). The game can be seen on ESPN 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

New Orleans Privateers at Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Golden Hurricane defeated the Alcorn State Braves 73-56, while the Privateers dismantled the Spring Hill Badgers 95-66.

New Orleans played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.318 and a turnover percentage of 18.4. Spring Hill was 0.140 and 31.8, respectively, for those same stats. The Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, had a much better free throw rate (0.408 vs. 0.184) and had a much better turnover percentage (17.1 vs. 25.9). Sterling Taplin played well for Tulsa, recording 16 points and five assists. Meanwhile, Ezekiel Charles played a pivotal role for New Orleans with 17 points and six rebounds.

It could be an error-filled game for the Tulsa offense. Dating back to last season, Tulsa ranks 156th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 18.6 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of New Orleans has forced the 23rd-most turnovers in the nation (23.4 percent).

New Orleans at Tulsa Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Tulsa, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • New Orleans ranks 29th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while Tulsa ranks 252nd (26.1).
  • The Privateers rank 70th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Golden Hurricane rank 143rd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
  • The Privateers rank 31st in steals per game (7.9) while the Golden Hurricane rank 219th (4.8).
  • New Orleans ranks 55th in assists per game (15.3) while Tulsa ranks 168th in assists allowed per game (13.9).