Tulsa At SMU Betting Spread, Pick & TV Info
The teams that are currently sitting in the top 25 can relax a little during the final week of the regular season, as they already know that they will be making the trip to the big tournament. That said, every team heading into March Madness wants to go in on a bit of a hot streak, which is why finishing strong and doing well in their respective conference tournaments is job one. The SMU Mustangs are currently ranked #14 in the nation, and it looks as though they are going to be sitting atop the American Conference at the end of this week. There is still some college basketball point spreads work to be done, though, and it all begins on Thursday night with a visit from the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. This is a game that SMU would be expected to breeze through, but as Cincinnati’s recent loss to UCF proves, you cannot take anything for granted, especially at this stage of the season when it might appear to be okay to let up a little.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Golden Hurricanes At Mustangs Betting Spread, Pick & TV Info
When: Thursday, March 2 at 8 PM EST
Where: Moody Coliseum, Dallas
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes
You have to give a little bit of credit to the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (14-14, 8-8), as they have been able to show some fight at a time when it would have been easy to just roll over and die. They hauled themselves out of a 6-game losing skid, and will now be coming into this one on a rather modest 2-game win streak. They have not fared very well against the better teams in the American Conference, going down 76-53 the last time they faced SMU. The road has not been kind to the Golden Hurricanes this season, as they are 3-7 SU and just 4-6 ATS. They definitely have their work cut out for them against the top team in the conference.
Why bet on the SMU Mustangs
Barring a miracle, SMU (25-4, 15-1) are going to finish atop the American Conference when the regular season comes to a close this weekend. Their lone loss in conference play came on the road to Cincinnati in a game that they lost by just 2 points. Since that defeat, the Mustangs have been untouchable, reeling off 11-straight wins. They now have a 1-game lead at the top of the conference, and with 2 very manageable games remaining, the regular season title should be theirs. There is nothing to suggest that the Golden Hurricanes can spring the upset here, especially when you consider that SMU are unbeaten at home this season, whilst also going 9-3 ATS in their own building.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Mustangs will have one eye on winning the conference and another on making sure that they head into March Madness with no injuries to contend with. They will win this one comfortably, and without exerting too much energy.