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Memphis vs. Tulane - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (10-3) at Memphis Tigers (8-4)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Tigers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Memphis Tigers and the Tulane Green Wave face off on Saturday at the FedEx Forum in AAC college basketball action.

The Memphis Tigers have won their last five games including their American Athletic Conference opener against Houston. Memphis is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 36.4 percent. Austin Nichols leads the Tigers averaging 11.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Trashon Burrell is averaging 10.9 points and 6.0 rebounds, Avery Woodson is averaging 8.9 points, and Shaq Goodwin is averaging 8.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Memphis is 7-2 at home this season.

Memphis vs. Tulane - 1/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tulane Green Wave are 10-3 this season and they are coming off of a win at East Carolina in their AAC opener. Tulane is averaging 70 points and they are shooting 46.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.5 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent. Louis Dabney leads the Green Wave averaging 13 points per game. Johnathan Stark is averaging 12.4 points, Jay Hook is averaging 10.9 points, and Payton Henson is averaging 6.8 points. Tulane is 2-1 on the road this season.

Memphis is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 3-8 against the spread following a win, and 2-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Tulane is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.

Memphis wins this game but Tulane is a better team than the odds indicate so I will take the points. 

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Tulane Green Wave +12

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