SMU vs. Tulane - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulane Green Wave (10-18) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (23-4)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -20 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs and the Tulane Green Wave face off on Sunday in AAC college basketball action.
The SMU Mustangs are 23-4 this season and they have won three of their last four games. SMU is averaging 78.2 points and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.7 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 16.6 points and 5.3 assists per game. Keith Frazier is averaging 11.9 points, Ben Moore is averaging 11.8 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Jordan Tolbert is averaging 11.6 points and 8.6 rebounds. SMU is 14-1 at home and 11-4 in AAC play.
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The Tulane Green Wave are 10-18 this season and they have lost their last two games. Tulane is averaging 67 points per game and they are shooting 40.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Louis Dabney leads the Green Wave averaging 14.6 points per game. Malik Morgan is averaging 12.3 points, Dylan Osetkowski is averaging 11.7 points and 9.1 rebounds, and Cameron Reynolds is averaging 6.0 points. Tulane is 2-8 on the road and 3-12 in the AAC.
SMU is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine home games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 0-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. Tulane is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, and 1-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two teams.
The total is set at 138 but the over looks like low lying fruit here and the over is my free pick.