Tulane Green Wave vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane - 1/10/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-6) at Tulane Green Wave (7-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will travel to play the Tulane Green Wave in an American Athletic Conference game on Sunday.
The Tulane Green Wave are 7-9 (0-3) and are coming off of a loss to Houston by a score of 63-45. Tulane really struggled to score in this game, resulting in the easy win for Houston. Malik Morgan had 11 points and 7 rebounds for Tulane. Louis Dabney added 8 points and 4 rebounds for the Green Wave. Tulane was out rebounded by a total of 50-32 and had 7 assists in their defeat. Tulane is averaging 66.2 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. Tulane is also averaging 39.4 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game. Louis Dabney is averaging 12.9 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game, while Malik Morgan is averaging 11.5 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. Tulane is shooting 63.3% on free throws, 30.3% on three-pointers, and 41.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 9-6 (1-2) and are coming off of a win against East Carolina by a score of 55-43. Tulsa played great defense in this game, allowing only 14 points in the first half. Rashad Smith had 20 points and 9 rebounds for Tulsa. Rashad Ray added 11 points and 3 rebounds for the Golden Hurricane. Tulsa out rebounded their opponent by a total of 43-42 and had 16 assists in their victory. Tulsa is averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 69.4 points per game. Tulsa is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 17 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game, while James Woodard (Questionable) is averaging 15.9 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game. Tulsa is shooting 66.7% on free throws, 31.9% on three-pointers, and 44.1% on all field goal attempts.
Tulsa is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. Tulsa is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The under is 5-1 in Tulsa’s last 6 Sunday games. Tulane is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 10-2 in Tulane’s last 12 Sunday games. Tulsa is 7-0 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Tulsa has had success against Tulane in their last few games against them. Tulane plays at a much slower pace than Tulsa, so it will be important for Tulane to control the tempo. I think Tulsa is the better team here and I am going to pick them in this game.