Central Florida Knights vs. Tulane Green Wave - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulane Green Wave (10-19) at Central Florida Knights (11-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (CFE Federal Credit Union Arena)
The Line: Central Florida Knights -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave will travel to play the Central Florida Knights in an American Athletic game on Wednesday.
The Central Florida Knights are 11-16 (5-11) and are coming off of a loss to Temple by a score of 63-61. Central Florida has lost 7 games in a row and is currently 8th in the American standings. Central Florida defeated Tulane by a score of 70-62 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Central Florida is averaging 69.6 points per game while giving up 72.2 points per game. Central Florida is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. A.J. Davis is averaging 12 points per game and 6 rebounds per game for Central Florida. Matt Williams is averaging 8.2 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Knights. Central Florida is shooting 68% on free throws, 32.1% on three-pointers, and 43.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Tulane Green Wave are 10-19 (3-13) and are coming off of a loss to SMU by a score of 74-53. Tulane has lost 3 games in a row and is currently tied for last in the American standings. Tulane is averaging 66.5 points per game while giving up 70.9 points per game. Tulane is also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game. Louis Dabney is averaging 14.5 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game for Tulane. Malik Morgan is averaging 12.4 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Green Wave. Tulane is shooting 67.8% on free throws, 30.3% on three-pointers, and 40.1% on all field goal attempts.
Tulane is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. Tulane is 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games. The over is 4-1 in Tulane’s last 5 games. Central Florida is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS win. Central Florida is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record. The under is 7-2 in Central Florida’s last 9 games. The under is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 meetings.
Both of these teams have struggled this season and are towards the bottom of the conference standings. Central Florida won the first meeting between these teams and will be at home for this game. Central Florida is the better offensive team and has the slight rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like Central Florida here.