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Memphis vs Tulane Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 1st Betting Odds
Tigers vs Green Wave Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Memphis Tigers at Tulane Green Wave
- Where: New Orleans at Devlin Fieldhouse
- Date: Sunday, January 1st
- Betting Odds: Memphis -4.5, MPHS -200 | TULANE +161 O/U 155.5
The Memphis will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 3 game win streak and have an overall record of 11-3. So far, the Tigers have played 3 games on the road, with a record of 1-2. This season, Memphis has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 10-1. For today’s contest, Memphis have a betting line set -4.5 points in their favor.
Memphis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kendric Davis who is averaging 19.64 points per game for the Tigers. Davis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of DeAndre Williams who has hit 56.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.29 points per game.
So far this season, Memphis has put together a strong scoring offense at 75.4 points per game (74th). This strong figure has come despite the Tigers playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Memphis’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 47.1%
Green Wave Preview:
The Tulane Green Wave head into today’s game in what will be their 13th game of the season, posting a record of 7-5. Currently, the Green Wave have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 5-3. So far, the Green Wave have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Tulane will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jaylen Forbes who is averaging 17.08 points per game for the Green Wave. Forbes is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Green Wave’s offensive gameplan is the play of Kevin Cross who has hit 49.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.83 points per game.
On offense, Tulane comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 392nd in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Green Wave’s are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.1 points per game. So far, 38.63% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 36.4%.
Free Spread Prediction: Tulane Green Wave +4.5
In this matchup between Tulane Green Wave and Memphis Tigers, we will be taking the points with Tulane as +4.5 point home underdogs. Heading into the game, the Green Wave’s offense has the edge from beyond the arc at 8.07 made 3′ per game. In addition, the team will look to continue doing a good job getting to free-throw line as their per game average of 14.45 made free-throws is above the NCAA average. Before tip-off make sure to get your wager down on the Tulane Green Wave to cover the spread as +4.5 point underdogs.
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