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Memphis vs. Tulane - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (11-4) at Memphis Tigers (10-6)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm (FedExForum)

The Line: Memphis Tigers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


Out at FedExForum on Tuesday, the Tulane Green Wave and the Memphis Tigers will be matching up on the college basketball circuit. 

Tulane is sitting at 11-4 on the year. The Green Wave have won four of their last five outings, most recently taking out SMU on Thursday. In that one, Tulane guard Cameron Reynolds put up 20 points to lead the team. 

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Memphis vs. Tulane - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction


Melvin Frazier is the top Tulane scorer this year with 16.9 PPG, and Reynolds is right behind at 16.7 PPG and 6.7 RPG. The only other Green Wave player in double-digits is Samir Sehic with 10.1 PPG and 5.5 RPG. 

Over on the Memphis side, they’re currently 10-6 this season. The Tigers had a three-game losing streak going but managed a win over Tulsa in their last appearance. In that Tulsa game, Memphis’ Jeremiah Martin put up a career-high 28 points. 

Martin leads the way in scoring for Memphis this season, and has logged 17.3 PPG with 4.4 RPG and 4.0 APG. Kyvon Davenport is the only other Tiger in double-figures at 12.6 PPG, but Kareem Brewton is close on 9.0 PPG. 

Tulane is 8-18-2 ATS in their last 28 following an ATS win and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. The Wave are also 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up win and the under is 5-2 in their last seven road games. 

Meanwhile, the Tigers are 19-42 ATS in their last 61 games following a straight-up win and 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win. Memphis is also 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the American Athletic. 

Tulane has been pretty solid this year, aside from a few hiccups along the way—most notably losses to Tulsa and Georgia State, neither of which was close. As for Memphis, they had a rough patch there for a while but got a solid win over Tulsa. This should be a fun game to watch, but all in all I think Tulane has got it here.

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