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Tulane vs. South Florida - 3/6/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
South Florida at Tulane
Date & Time Wednesday March 6, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse
New Orleans, LA
The Line
South Florida Bulls -8.5 -- O/U: 135
TV Channel
ESPN3
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The South Florida Bulls and the Tulane Green Wave meet in AAC college basketball action from the Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday night.

The South Florida Bulls come into this game looking to snap a 3-game losing streak after a 60-58 loss to UConn last time out. David Collins led the Bulls with 17 points, including an 11 of 13 mark from the foul line and 4 assists while Alexis Yetna added 15 points and 8 rebounds with a pair of blocks as the only other USF player to score in double figures in the losing effort. Laquincy Rideau added 8 points with 7 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists and 3 steals while Michael Durr chipped in a team-high 10 rebounds as well in the loss. Collins leads the Bulls in scoring with 15.1 points per game while Yetna leads South Florida in rebounding with 9.5 rebounds per game and Rideau leads the Bulls in assists with 5.5 assists per game this season. As a team, South Florida is averaging 72.2 points per game on 43.2% shooting from the field, 32.5% from behind the arc and 64.1% from the foul line this season.

The Tulane Green Wave will look to snap a brutal 18-game losing streak after an 80-69 loss to Temple last time out. Samir Sehic led the Green Wave with 24 points on 10 of 16 shooting with 3 threes and a team-high 11 rebounds while Caleb Daniels added 18 points with 3 threes along with 7 rebounds and 3 assists as the only other Tulane player to score in double figures in the loss. Jordan Cornish chipped in 8 points and a team-high 10 assists while Blake Paul had 4 points with 11 rebounds and a pair of blocks. Daniels leads Tulane in scoring with 16 points per game while Sehic leads the Green Wave in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per game and Cornish leads Tulane in assists with 4.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Tulane is averaging 66.6 points per game on 40.8% shooting from the field, 31.4% from behind the arc and 68.5% from the foul line this season.

South Florida is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 games against a team with a losing record. Tulane is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 20-42-3 ATS in their last 65 home games while the over is 21-6 in their last 27 Wednesday games. South Florida is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams at Tulane.

I really want to take the points with Tulane here, but the fact is that the Green Wave haven’t been playing well enough to warrant taking a shot with the points here. USF has been money on the road for the most part and while the bulls have had issues ATS lately, the fact is that South Florida has been easier to trust than Tulane and since the Bulls already own a 17-point win over Tulane this season, I see no reason why the Bulls can’t win by double digits here so I’ll lay the points with USF in this one.

Pick:
USF -8.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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