Kansas State Wildcats vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Free Prediction


The 16th-ranked Kansas State Wildcats (6-1) and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-3) go head-to-head at Donald Reynolds Center. The Wildcats will attempt to extend their six-game winning streak. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

Kansas State Wildcats at Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Golden Hurricane defeated the Alcorn State Braves 73-56, while the Wildcats beat the Kennesaw State Owls 56-41.

Kansas State played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2 and a free throw rate of 0.083. Kennesaw State had marks of 24.3 and 0.058, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, Tulsa played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.408 and a turnover percentage of 17.1. For those same stats, Alcorn State recorded marks of 0.184 and 25.9, respectively. Sterling Taplin had a solid performance for Tulsa, recording 16 points and five assists. Kansas State received a boost from Barry Brown Jr., who finished with 15 points and six rebounds.

The Golden Hurricane won the lone game between these two teams last year, 61-54. Tulsa’s 0.500 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Kansas State, who had a mark of 0.351.

Half-court execution will be critical when a pair of the country’s slowest-paced teams battle. Tulsa ranks 273rd in possessions per game (68.0) and Kansas State is 325th (66.8) since the 2017-18 season.

Kansas State vs. Tulsa Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Tulsa, ATS Winner – Tulsa, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Kansas State ranks 22nd in steals per game (8.0) while Tulsa ranks 254th (4.8).
  • The Wildcats rank 122nd in three pointers allowed per game (21.4) while the Golden Hurricane rank 288th (26.3).
  • Kansas State averages 13.9 assists per game, which ranks 130th in the NCAA. Tulsa ranks 200th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
  • The Golden Hurricane rank 107th in rebounds per game (37.2) while the Wildcats rank 307th (31.7).
  • Kansas State ranks 10th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while Tulsa ranks 183rd (3.7).