Tulane Green Wave vs. Memphis Tigers - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Memphis Tigers (18-14) vs. Tulane Green Wave (12-21)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 5:30 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Memphis Tigers -- See the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave will play the Memphis Tigers in the semi-finals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Memphis Tigers are 18-14 (8-10) and are the #6 seed in the American Athletic tournament. Memphis is coming off of a win against Tulsa by a score of 89-67 in their first game of the tournament. Memphis defeated Tulane at home by a score of 77-65 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Memphis is averaging 76.8 points per game while giving up 70.9 points per game. Memphis is also averaging 40.9 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Dedric Lawson is averaging 15.4 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game for Memphis. Shaq Goodwin is averaging 15.2 points per game and 8 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Memphis is shooting 72% on free throws, 32.5% on three-pointers, and 41.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Tulane Green Wave are 12-21 (3-15) and are the #10 seed in the American Athletic tournament. Tulane is coming off of wins against UCF by a score of 65-63 and Houston by a score of 72-69 in their first 2 games of the tournament. Tulane defeated Memphis at home by a score of 94-87 in these two teams second meeting of the season. Tulane is averaging 66.1 points per game while giving up 70.5 points per game. Tulane is also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game. Louis Dabney is averaging 14.5 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game for Tulane. Malik Morgan is averaging 12.6 points per game and 5 rebounds per game for the Green Wave. Tulane is shooting 67% on free throws, 30.6% on three-pointers, and 39.8% on all field goal attempts.
Tulane is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games. Tulane is 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games. The over is 5-2 in Tulane’s last 7 games following an ATS win. Memphis is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. Memphis is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 neutral site games for Memphis. Tulane is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last meetings. The over is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Tulane continues to shock everyone in the AAC by getting their second win of the tournament. Tulane had a poor regular season, but has been able to play much better in their last 2 games. Memphis is also coming off of a big win against Tulsa in their first tournament game. Memphis is the better offensive team and has the rebounding advantage in this game. I like Memphis to win this game but I am taking Tulane to keep it close.