Temple vs. Tulane - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tulane Green Wave (14-16) at Temple Owls (16-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Amway Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -5.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
AAC college basketball features a first round matchup between The Tulane Green Wave and the Temple Owls.
The Tulane Green Wave finished near the bottom of the standings with defeats in seven of eight sealing their fate and keeping the team from moving up a spot or so. Tulane averaged around 73 points and allowed 73 points but the team suffered through big swings at both ends of the floor.
USA TODAY Sports
Tulane had five players score in double figures with Melvin Frazier leading the way with 15.9 points and 5.6 rebounds on 55.8% followed by Cameron Reynolds with 14.8 points and 6.4 boards. The Green Wave saw around ten points from Samir Sehic, Ray Ona Embo and Jordan Cornish but the offense as a whole could be hot and cold.
The days where the Temple Owls could make life difficult for the big names in college basketball are in the past. Temple finished 7th in the conference and averaged around 69 points and allowed 69 points.
Quinton Rose was the top option for the Owls with14.9 points and 4.4 pulls with Shizz Alston Jr. right in his shadow with 13 points on just 39.3%. Obi Enechionyia rounded out the top Temple scorers with 10.9 points and a team high 6.1 rebounds.
Tulane are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and Tulane are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Over is 12-3-1 in Temple last 16 neutral site games and Temple are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games and Temple are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
On paper the Owls might have a slight advantage but there is no need to go big here…