Tulane Green Wave vs. Missouri Tigers - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (1-2) at Tulane Green Wave (1-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Headed our way from HP Field House in Kissimmee on Sunday, the Missouri Tigers and the Tulane Green Wave will be meeting in college basketball activity.
Missouri enters this game with a 1-2 record on the year, following an opening win 99-44 over Alabama A&M and two losses afterward: one to Xavier 83-82 Thursday and one to Davidson 70-55 on Friday.
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Through the Tigers’ three games, they’ve yet to find consistent scoring. Frankie Hughes leads Missouri with 16.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 2.0 APG and 2.0 SPG, while Kevin Puryear is also averaging in double figures with 13.7 PPG and 8.3 RPG. Terrence Phillips (9.7 PPG; 4.3 RPG; 5.3 APG) and Willie Jackson (8.0 PPG; 6.0 RPG) are also playing pretty well for the Tigers so far.
As for Tulane, they’ve got a 1-3 record through four games on this young season. The Green Wave’s only win was Monday against Southeastern Louisiana 93-76, and they’ve recorded losses to North Carolina 95-75, Oklahoma 89-70 and Arizona State 80-71.
Cameron Reynolds is leading Tulane through four games with 17.5 PPG and 6.5 RPG, while Kain Harris isn’t too far back with 12.5 PPG of his own. Melvin Frazier is also averaging in double figures with 11.3 PPG and 4.0 RPG.
Missouri is 3-0-2 ATS in their last five games following a double-digit loss at home, and 4-1-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. Missouri is also 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall, and 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 non-conference games.
As for Tulane, they’re 7-2 ATS in their last nine versus the Southeastern, and 5-12-2 ATS in their last 19 games overall. Tulane is also 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 neutral-site games, and 0-5 ATS in their last five Sunday games.
If you’re not a fan of either team, there’s really not a whole lot to get excited about here. Both the Tigers and the Green Wave have been pretty limp on both sides of the court, and consistent scorers are few and far between. Still, Tulane seems to have a more secure set of secondary scoring and role-players, so I like the Green Wave to get a cover here.