Connecticut vs. Tulane - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulane Green Wave (8-11) at Connecticut Huskies (12-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm (XL Center)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave and UConn Huskies square off Tuesday night at the XL Center.
The Tulane Green Wave need a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 65.9 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Louis Dabney is averaging 12.9 points and 2.4 assists while Malik Morgan is averaging 11.4 points and 4.9 rebounds. Dylan Osetkowski is the third double-digit scorer and Jernard Jarreau is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Tulane Green Wave are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.7 percent from the free throw line. Tulane is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.1 turnovers per game. The Tulane Green Wave have lost 10 of their last 16 road games.
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The UConn Huskies look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The UConn Huskies are averaging 76.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.9 points on 37.8 percent shooting. Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.7 points and 2.8 rebounds while Sterling Gibbs is averaging 13.4 points and 2.8 assists. Shonn Miller is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Daniel Hamilton is dishing 4.9 assists. The UConn Huskies are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. UConn is allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.2 turnovers per game. The UConn Huskies have won 15 of their last 18 home games.
The Green Wave are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a double-digit loss at home and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Tuesday games. The Huskies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
UConn is extremely talented but continues to struggle with consistent play and isn't beating teams up just yet. I don't love this pick but I'll side with Tulane and the free points.