Tulane Green Wave vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Appalachian State Mountaineers (1-2) at Tulane Green Wave (1-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -6 -- Over/Under: 142 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Appalachian State Mountaineers will travel to play the Tulane Green Wave in a non-conference game on Sunday.
The Tulane Green Wave are 1-2 and are coming off of a loss against Southern by a score of 90-82. Tulane’s defense let them down in this one as they gave up 51 second half points. Tulane was led by Malik Morgan who had 18 points and 3 assists in this game. Dylan Osetkowski added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Tulane. Tulane out rebounded their opponent by a total of 38-26 and had 17 assists in their defeat. Tulane is averaging 76 points per game while giving up 77.3 points per game. Tulane is also averaging 43.3 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game. Louis Dabney is leading Tulane this season with 15.3 points per game. Dylan Osetkowski leads Tulane in rebounding with 9.7 rebounds per game while scoring 12 points per game. Tulane is shooting 62.8% on free throws, 31.4% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Appalachian State Mountaineers are 1-2 and are coming off of a loss against Hampton by a score of 82-61. Appalachian State was only down 6 at the half but a 17-8 run in the second half led Hampton to pulling away. Frank Eaves led Appalachian State with 22 points and 4 rebounds. Ronshad Shabazz also added 12 points and 4 rebounds for Appalachian State. Appalachian State was out rebounded by a total of 49-35 and also had just 4 assists in the game. Appalachian State is averaging 69 points per game while giving up 76.3 points per game. Appalachian State is also averaging 41.7 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Frank Eaves is the leading scorer for Appalachian State with 15.7 points per game and also leads in rebounding with 5 rebounds per game. Appalachian State is shooting 64.6% on free throws, 33.9% on three-pointers, and 37.6% on all field goal attempts.
Appalachian State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. Appalachian State is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Appalachian State’s last 6 road games. Tulane 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Tulane is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against the Sun Belt. The under is 9-2 in Tulane’s last 11 Sunday games.
Both of these teams have been giving up way too many points, so whoever has the best defensive performance will have a big advantage in this one. This is a tough game to pick because of the lack of defense, but I am going to go with the home team in this one. I am picking Tulane.