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Tulane vs. Connecticut - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (12-9) at Tulane Green Wave (13-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)

The Line: Tulane Green Wave +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Connecticut Huskies and Tulane Green Wave meet Saturday at the Devlin Fieldhouse.

The Connecticut Huskies hope to get back on track after splitting their last eight games. On the season, UConn is averaging 65.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 60.7 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Ryan Boatright is averaging 17.8 points and 4.2 assists while Amida Brimah is averaging 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Daniel Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Purvis is shooting 41.8 percent from the field. The Connecticut Huskies have six players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 68.5 percent from the line and 36 percent from deep. Defensively, UConn is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in seven of its last 10 games. Phillip Nolan is questionable with a hamstring injury.

Tulane vs. Connecticut - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tulane Green Wave could also use a win after losing their last four games. On the season, Tulane is averaging 66.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 63.7 points on 43 percent shooting. Louis Dabney is averaging 13.6 points and 3.5 rebounds while Jonathan Stark is averaging 11.3 points and 4.4 assists. Jay Hook is the third double-digit scorer and Dylan Osetkowski is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Tulane Green Wave have six players averaging at least 5.5 points, and they’re shooting 67.2 percent from the line and 32.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Tulane is allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five straight games.

The Huskies are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Green Wave are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. 

The UConn Huskies have to be hungry for a victory after getting flat out beat down in front of their home crowd against a subpar East Carolina squad. Tulane just can't compete with UConn's atheltes in this one, so take advantage of the road team and the small number. 

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Connecticut Huskies -4

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