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Tulsa vs. Tulane - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tulane at Tulsa
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Reynolds Center
Tulsa, OK
The Line
Tulsa Golden Hurricane -14 -- Over/Under: 145
TV Channel
ESPNU
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The Tulane Green Wave will travel to the Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane this Thursday night in College Basketball action.

The Tulane Green Wave lost their 16th straight game and dropped to 4-22 (0-14 AAC) on the season after being defeated by the East Carolina Pirates, 85-81, this past Saturday. Tulane led by a 53-47 margin at halftime, however, struggled offensively in the 2nd half and couldn’t fight back after the Pirates took a 78-72 lead with 3:03 left in regulation. Tulane shot 45.5% from the field and 46.4% from beyond the arc, however, lost the turnover battle by a 21-8 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Green Wave was Samir Sehic who had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, Tulane is averaging 66.6 ppg on 40.9% shooting from the field. The Green Wave are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 31.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Tulane has been led by Caleb Daniels (15.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.2 apg), Samir Sehic (11.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg), Jordan Cornish (10.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.0 apg), and Kevin Zhang (6.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg).

Defensively, Tulane is allowing their opponents to average 77.3 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Green Wave have a rebound margin of -2.2 and a turnover margin of -4.9.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 16-12 (6-9 AAC) on the season after being defeated by the Temple Owls, 84-73, this past Saturday. Tulsa struggled defensively agianst the Temple offense and couldn’t fight back after the Owls took a 78-61 lead with 4:23 left in regulation. Tulsa shot just 41.8% from the field and 26.9% from beyond the arc while allowing Temple to shoot 50.8% from the field. Leading the way for the Golden Hurricane was Martins Igbanu who had 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist.

On the season, Tulsa is averaging 71.6 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Golden Hurricane are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 34.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Tulsa has been led by DaQuan Jeffries (13.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.1 spg, 1.2 bpg), Martins Igbanu (12.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg), Sterling Taplin (9.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.2 apg), and Jeriah Home (9.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.0 apg).

Defensively, Tulsa is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 40.7% shooting from the field. The Golden Hurricane have a rebound margin of -2.8 and a turnover margin of -0.4.

The Green Wave are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 24-8 ATS in their last 32 Thursday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a with a road winning % of less than .400.

Tulane continues to search for their first conference win of the season, however, it’s going to be tough for the Green Wave to pick up that win as they currently rank just 314th in scoring offense, 326th in FG%, and 312th in scoring defense.

Tulsa has won 3 of their last 5 games and currently rank 215th in scoring offense, 170th in scoring defense, and 35th in defensive FG%.

This is a bunch of points for Tulsa to cover here, however, I can’t find any reason to back the Green Wave that come into this game 0-8 on the road and recently loss at home to Tulsa by a 80-57 margin. Tulsa is an impressive 12-3 at home this season and I think that the Golden Hurricane will do enough to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!

Pick:
Tulsa Golden Hurricane -14

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