Tulane Green Wave vs. Central Florida Knights - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Central Florida Knights (10-9) at Tulane Green Wave (8-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Central Florida Knights shoot for a road win when they visit the Tulane Green Wave.
I think the Central Florida Knights are improved but they still have their work cut out for them to finish in the top half of the AAC. The Knights are in the midst of a three game skid following a 67-41 loss to visiting Connecticut as a 7.5 point home dog on Sunday. The Huskies jumped to an 18 points first half edge and were never challenged with nearly 46% marksmanship amounting to 13 more field goals versus the 23.5% shooting of UCF. Matt Williams was the Knights lone double digit scorer with ten points on 3-7 from the floor with AJ Davis adding seven points and seven rebounds. Three players scored five points apiece but the offense had limited options.
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The Tulane Green Wave are mired in the conference basement and the main reason is a lack of scoring punch at 64 points. The Green Wave have lost five in a row following a 62-48 defeat at Tulsa as a 14 point underdog. Tulsa didn’t light up the scoreboard with 44.7% shooting but it outdistance Tulane’s 28.8% accuracy which included a 4-20 performance from distance. Louis Dabney led the Green Wave with 17 points and five steals with Cameron Reynolds adding nine points and seven boards. Dylan Osetkowski was next in line with eight points and eight rebounds but the offense needed a few double digit scorers.
The under is 13-3 in Central Florida last 16 Thursday games and are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games while the Knights are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. Tulane are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and the under is 17-5 in their last 22 Thursday games while the Green Wave are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 home games. Central Florida are 7-0-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings. I’ll just go with who I think is better…