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Tulane vs. Connecticut - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (9-7) at Tulane Green Wave (11-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Devlin Fieldhouse)

The Line: Tulane Green Wave -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNW

Coming up from Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday, the Connecticut Huskies and the Tulane Green Wave will be meeting up on the college basketball circuit. 

UConn enters this game with a 9-7 record overall. The Huskies have won their last two games, most recently taking out UCF on Wednesday. In that one, UConn guard Christian Vital managed 18 points. 

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Tulane vs. Connecticut - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Heading up the Huskies scoring this year is Jalen Adams with 18.5 PPG, 5.1 RPG and 4.2 APG. Terry Larrier (15.8 PPG) and Vital (13.9 PPG) are also in double-digits for the Huskies this season. 

Over on the Tulane side, they’re sitting at 11-5 on the season. The Green Wave have lost two of their last three games and fell to Memphis in their last game Tuesday. In that one, Tulane’s Melvin Frazier led the team on 28 points. 

Frazier is the top scorer for Tulane this season, posting 17.6 PPG. Also in double-figures for the Green Wave are Cameron Reynolds (16.3 PPG; 6.5 RPG) and Samir Sehic (10.2 PPG; 5.3 RPG). 

The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last five versus a team with a winning straight-up record and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 overall. UConn is also 1-5 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win and 1-7 ATS in their last eight Saturday games. 

Meanwhile, the Wave are 6-17-3 ATS in their last 26 home games and 2-6 ATS in the last eight overall. The over is 5-0 in Tulane’s last five Saturday games and 9-2 in their last 11 home games. 

After a four-game losing streak in which they weren’t really getting close in games (besides a 2OT loss to Tulsa), UConn has looked decent in their last couple. As for Tulane, they’ve run into a couple of good teams in the last couple of weeks, but they’ve really got to start beating those squads if they want to take the next step. I’m taking UConn here.

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