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Cincinnati vs. Tulane - 1/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane Green Wave (4-8) at Cincinnati Bearcats (11-2)
Date & Time Wednesday January 2, 2019, 6:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Cincinnati Bearcats -21.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5
TV Channel
CBS Sports Network
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The Tulane Green Wave and Cincinnati Bearcats meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Fifth Third Arena.

The Tulane Green Wave could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 68.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Caleb Daniels is averaging 15.8 points and 2.9 assists while Jordan Cornish is averaging 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. Samir Sehic is the third double-digit scorer and Shakwon Barrett is dishing 3.2 assists. The Tulane Green Wave are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Tulane Green Wave are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game. The Tulane Green Wave have lost their only road game this season.

The Cincinnati Bearcats look to keep the ball rolling after winning 11 of their last 12 games. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 74 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 38.6 percent shooting. Jarron Cumberland is averaging 16.2 points and 2.9 assists while Keith Williams is averaging 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Tre Scott is dishing 1.5 assists and Nysier Brooks is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Cincinnati Bearcats are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Cincinnati Bearcats are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game. The Cincinnati Bearcats have won their last eight home games.

The Green Wave are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bearcats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Green Wave are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 14-6 in Bearcats last 20 overall. The under is 4-0 in Green Wave last 4 overall.

The Tulane Green Wave have had scoring issues all season, and they're going up against one of the best defenses in the country. Tulane is also 1-5 ATS this season in non-home games. The Cincinnati Bearcats are outscoring teams by 20.6 points at home this season and allowing just 37.8 percent shooting. This is a game where Tulane is going to have some serious issues scoring the basketball, and the Bearcats could blow the Green Wave out of the water. I'll eat the chalk.

Cincinnati Bearcats -21.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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