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Connecticut Huskies vs. Tulane Green Wave - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (14-11) at Connecticut Huskies (14-11)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Gampel Pavilion)

The Line: Connecticut Huskies -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBS Sports Network

The Tulane Green Wave will travel to the Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies this Sunday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Tulane Green Wave dropped to 14-11 (5-8 American) on the season after being defeated by the UCF Knights, 69-55, this past Thursday. Tulane shot 33.9% from the field and 31.6% (6-19) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Green Wave was Tre Drye who had 10 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 steals. Tulane is ranked 171st in the RPI Standings and has played the 171st ranked SOS. On the season, the Green Wave have been led by Louis Dabney (12.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.4 apg) and Jay Hook (11.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 0.9 spg). Tulane is averaging 64.8 ppg (ranked 240th) on 41.7% shooting (ranked 260th). The Green Wave average 6.2 three-pointers per game (ranked 198th) and commit 13.6 turnovers per game (ranked 254th). Tulane is holding their opponents to an average of 63.2 ppg (ranked 96th) on 43.7% shooting (ranked 219th).  The Green Wave is holding opponents to 31.6% shooting (ranked 65th) and have a rebound margin of 2.9 (ranked 92nd).

Connecticut Huskies vs. Tulane Green Wave - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Connecticut Huskies dropped to 14-11 (7-6 American) on the season after being defeated by the Memphis Tigers, 75-72, this past Thursday. Connecticut shot 40.6% from the field and 25.0% (5-20) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Huskies was Daniel Hamilton who had 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 assists. Connecticut is ranked 81st in the RPI Standings and has played the 72nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Huskies have been led by Ryan Boatright (17.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 4.3 apg) and Daniel Hamilton (10.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 3.4 apg). Connecticut is averaging 65.2 ppg (ranked 224th) on 44.5% shooting (ranked 116th). The Huskies average 6.1 three-pointers per game (ranked 201st) on 35.3% three-point shooting (ranked 123rd).  Connecticut is holding their opponents to an average of 60.8 ppg (ranked 47th) on 39.9% shooting (ranked 57th). The Huskies average 4.6 bpg (ranked 48th) and have a rebound margin of 3.3 (ranked 82nd).

The Green Wave are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Huskies are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

Tulane has lost 6 of their last 7 games however, their victory was an impressive one at Cincinnati. UConn had a disappointing road trip as they lost two important games at SMU and Memphis which has probably taken them out of consideration of receiving an at-large bid. UConn must have this game, however, Tulane strongpoint is their defensive and as they've proven that they can win on the road (5-3 on the season), I think they can keep this one within this large number. Take Tulane and the points. 

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