Although Texas Tech was co-champion of the Big 12 Conference regular season, they blew the league tournament. Flopping in a 79-74 loss to a bad West Virginia team doesn’t inspire betting on college basketball confidence. While nobody was paying attention the Buffalo Bulls have flashed a powerful and profitable look. Head coach Kelvin Sampson has worked one of the best coaching jobs in the country with the Houston Cougars. Iowa State stole the story as the upstart champion of the Big 12 Conference. In turn the Ohio State Buckeyes face their share of detractors as a questionable dance partner.
2019 NCAA Tournament Tulsa Regional
Date and Time: March 22 and March 24, 2019
Location: Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa Regional TV Coverage: TNT and TBS
Let’s preview Friday’s lineup from Tulsa!
Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders, 1:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Despite their terrible loss to West Virginia the Red Raiders have been in good form. Tech has covered eight of their last 10 Betting on college basketball matchups. Defensively the Red Raiders rank fourth best in the land. Jarret Culver brings the offense with 18.5 points per game. In turn Northern Kentucky brought terrible value with just 12 payouts in 34 games.
|Northern Kentucky||+14 (-110)||137 (-110)|
|Texas Tech||-14 (-110)||137 (-110)|
First Four winner vs. Buffalo Bulls, 4 p.m. ET, TNT
In view of a straight up record of 31-3 does Buffalo merit serious sports betting credibility. Offense is the Bulls strength with a national ranking of fifth for scoring. CJ Massinburg was the top Buffalo scorer with 118.3 points per game. However, the public did catch on to Buffalo and caused an overlay affect. Just two payouts in their last seven games shows a value erosion.
Georgia State Panthers vs. Houston Cougars, 7:20 p.m. ET, TBS
At first Houston must be recognized as one of the best and most profitable teams on the board this season. Coach Kelvin Sampson’s team lost only 12 out of 34 games to the odds makers and finished 31-3 straight up. Houston won the American Athletic Conference regular season title going away. A defense ranked eighth in the country is the foundation of their success. Corey Davis Jr adds the offense with 16.7 points per game. In opposition to the Cougars is a Georgia State team that lost only one of their last nine to the odds.
|Georgia State||+11½ (-110)||141½ (-110)|
|Houston U||-11½ (-110)||141½ (-110)|
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones, 9:50 p.m. ET, TBS
For one thing Ohio State was a poor betting value with 14 covers in 33 games. An offense ranked 258th in the nation was a major reason as to why. Commencing with 14 total line losses in 34 games does ISU offer vastly more appeal. Three consecutive wins and payouts at the Big 12 tournament have gamblers looking hard at the Cyclones.
|Ohio State||+5½ (-110)||139½ (-110)|
|Iowa State||-5½ (-110)||139½ (-110)|
Matchup to Watch
As was previously noted the Houston Cougars are a team to watch in the Big Dance. Most important of all Kelvin Sampson’s team brings proven betting on college basketball value. Georgia State has rarely played at this level of competition.
Tulsa Regional NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In this situation Houston should earn a strong win over an overmatched Georgia State team.
Tulsa Regional NCAA Betting Online Pick: Houston Cougars
Tulsa Regional NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Houston 82, Georgia State 67
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