Tulsa vs. Tulane - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulane Green Wave (8-14) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -14 -- Over/Under: 134 See the Latest Odds
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane and the Tulane Green Wave face off on Saturday in AAC college basketball action.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-7 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Houston that ended their five game winning streak. Tulsa is averaging 73.4 points per game and they are shooting 43.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. James Woodard leads the Golden Hurricane averaging 16.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Shaquille Harrison is averaging 15.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, Pat Birt is averaging 9.8 points, and Rashad Smith is averaging 7.3 points. Tulsa is 7-3 at home and 5-3 in AAC games.
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The Tulane Green Wave are 8-14 this season and they have lost their last four games and eight of their last nine. Tulane is averaging 65 points per game and they are shooting 40.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Louis Dabney leads the Green Wave averaging 12.9 points per game. Malik Morgan is averaging 11.8 points, Dylan Osetkowski is averaging 10.7 points and 8.7 rebounds, and Jernard Jarreau is averaging 7.6 points and 5.6 rebounds. Tulane is 1-7 on the road and 1-8 in AAC games.
Tulsa is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 4-1-1 against the spread against the AAC, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Tulane is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-5 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. The favorite has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.
I expect Tulsa to drill the Green Wave so I will lay the points.