Tulsa vs. Tulane - 2/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulane Green Wave (12-15) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (18-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Donald Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -11 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet in AAC college basketball action from the Donald Reynolds Center on Tuesday night.
The Tulane Green Wave will try to climb out of the basement of the AAC, sitting at 4-11 in conference play after a 75-74 win over UCF last time out. Teshaun Hightower leads Tulane in scoring with 15.7 PPG while K.J. Lawson has 13.6 PPG and Christion Thompson has 13.5 PPG with team-highs of 6.4 RPG and 2.9 APG this season. As a team, Tulane is averaging 68.5 points on 41.5% shooting from the field, 34.5% from 3-point range and 70.5% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 70.8 points on 45.4% shooting from the field and 33.9% from 3-point range this season. Tulane is 3-6 straight up and 6-3 against the spread on the road this season.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will try to rejoin Cincinnati and Houston at the top of the AAC mountain, sitting at 10-4 in conference play after a 79-57 win over SMU last time out. Martins Igbanu leads Tulsa in scoring wit 13.3 PPG while Brandon Rachael is 2nd with 12.6 PPG and a team-high 6 RPG this season. Jeriah Horne has 11 PPG while Elijah Joiner has a team-high 3 APG this season. As a team, Tulsa is averaging 68.8 points on 44.5% shooting from the field, 30.9% from 3-point range and 71% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 64 points on 39.7% from the field and 29.1% from 3-point range this season. Tulsa is 13-2 straight up and 10-5 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Tulane has picked up some pretty decent wins in their last couple of games against SMU and UCF, but the problem for me is that even with a couple of tough losses, Tulsa is the better team here playing better basketball. Tulsa has done a good job lately on both ends of the court, and I think the Golden hurricane suffocate the Green Wave here, so I’ll lay the points with Tulsa at home in this one.