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Tulsa vs. Tulane - 2/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tulane Green Wave (13-9) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13-10)
Date & Time Thursday February 8, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -8 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPNEWS
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NCAA BB | Tulane Green Wave (13-9) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (13-10)
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The Tulane Green Wave and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Reynolds Center.

The Tulane Green Wave need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tulane Green Wave are averaging 75.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Melvin Frazier is averaging 16.5 points and three assists while Cameron Reynolds is averaging 15.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Samir Sehic is the third double-digit scorer and Ray Ona Embo is dishing 3.3 assists. The Tulane Green Wave are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Tulane Green Wave are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Tulane Green Wave have lost four of their last six road games.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane look for a victory after winning three of their last four games. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 73.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Junior Etou is averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 rebounds while Sterling Taplin is averaging 11.3 points and 4.3 assists. DaQuan Jeffries is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Corey Henderson Jr. is dishing 1.1 assists. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have won six of their last seven home games.

The Green Wave are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-17 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Golden Hurricane are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 21-6 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Green Wave are 1-5-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Tulsa, 2-10-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the underdog is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane have won nine of the last 10 meetings against Tulane, many of which weren't close, and they're outscoring teams by 9.2 points at home this season while allowing just 40.6 percent shooting. The Tulane Green Wave haven't had much luck this season despite being in a lot of close games, and their ATS numbers both on the road and overall don't inspire much confidence. Give me Tulsa by double digits based on their current form.

Pick:
Tulsa Golden Hurricane -8

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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