Tulane vs. SMU - 1/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (14-4) at Tulane Green Wave (13-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)
The Line: Tulane Green Wave +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS SN
The Tulane Green Wave and the SMU Mustangs face off on Wednesday in Devlin Fieldhouse in an AAC college basketball matchup.
The Tulane Green Wave are 13-5 this season and they are 4-2 in AAC play. Tulane is averaging 70.2 and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Louis Dabney leads the Green Wave averaging 14 points per game. Jonathan Stark is averaging 12.3 points, Jay Hook is averaging 11.7 points, and Dylan Osetkowski is averaging 6.7 points. Tulane is 9-2 at home this season.
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The SMU Mustangs are 14-4 this season and they have won their last four games. SMU Is averaging 69.9 points and they are shooting 49 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.7 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 14.3 points and 5.0 assists. Yanick Moreira is averaging 11.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, Keith Frazier is averaging 10.5 points, and Ben Moore is averaging 8.8 points and 5.9 rebounds. SMU is 3-3 on the road this season.
Tulane is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine Wednesday games and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. SMU is 7-2-1 against the spread in their last 10 games, 6-2-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games. The home team has covered the point spread in the last six meetings of these two.
I believe Tulane has a chance to win this outright and they are my pick here.