Tulane Green Wave vs. St. John's Red Storm - 12/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. John's Red Storm (2-5) at Tulane Green Wave (1-6)
College Basketball: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave +4.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 See the Latest Odds
A pair of teams looking to snap respective 5-game losing skids face off in New Orleans as the St. John’s Red Storm take on the Tulane Green Wave on Friday night.
The St. John’s Red Storm look to shake off a 5-game losing streak after a shocking 79-72 loss to Delaware State sent the Red Storm to 2-5 on the year. Red Storm leading scorer Marcus LoVett put up 13 points on 5 of 12 from the floor with 3 threes, but it was Bashir Ahmed that led SJU with 19 points and 7 rebounds including 4 threes in the game. Shamorie Ponds finished 2nd with 15 points and a game-high 9 rebounds while Federico Mussini ended the night as the last Red Storm player to notch double figures in the win after scoring 11 points. Marcus LoVett leads St. John’s with 18.9 points and 3.7 assists per game while Shamorie Ponds is the team’s leading rebounder, pulling down 6.3 boards per game. As a team, St. John’s is scoring 74.4 points on 40.5% shooting from the field, 36.1% from beyond the arc and 70.3% from the foul line.
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The Tulane Green Wave look to stop their skid after falling to 1-6 on the year after a 72-59 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Privateers. Leading scorer Cameron Reynolds mustered up just 7 points on 3 of 13 shooting in addition to his game-high 9 rebounds. Kain Harris led the team in scoring with 18 points on 7 of 12 from the floor with 3 threes while Malik Morgan finished 2nd with 17 points on 7 of 13 from the floor and 3 steals. Cameron Reynolds leads Tulane by averaging 16.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game while Malik Morgan is dishing out a Green Wave-leading 3.6 assists per game and Kain Harris is shooting a team-high 50.8% from the floor this season. As a team, Tulane is scoring 71.1 points per game on 39.2% from the floor, 37.5% from 3-point range and 70.7% from the foul line
St. John’s is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Tulane is 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. the Big East.
One could argue that Tulane would be in a better spot had they not played such a difficult first few games to start the year by facing solid teams like Oklahoma and North Carolina. St. John’s on the other hand, just lost outright as a 22-point favorite. Sorry, but you are not getting my vote if you put up stinkers like that.
Give me Tulane and the points in a game the Green Wave could win outright.