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Tulane vs Cincinnati Pick & Preview: Thursday, December 29th Betting Odds

Green Wave vs Bearcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Tulane Green Wave at Cincinnati Bearcats
  • Where: Cincinnati at Fifth Third Arena
  • Date: Thursday, December 29th
  • Betting Odds: Tulane +4.5, TULANE +155 | CIN -192 O/U 152.5

Green Wave Preview:

Through 11 games, the Tulane Green Wave have an overall record of 7-4. On the road, the Green Wave will be playing their 3rd game of the season, having gone 2-1. When looking at the betting lines, Tulane will be the betting underdog for the first time this season. Coming into the game, they are +4.5 point underdogs on the spread. Last season, the team went 6-12 as the betting underdog.

Tulane will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jaylen Forbes who is averaging 16.82 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 51.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.18 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%.

Bearcats Preview:

Cincinnati will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 9-4. Currently, the Bearcats have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 9-3. The Bearcats’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Cincinnati has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1.

Cincinnati’s leading scorer this season is David DeJuilius who is averaging 16.62 points per contest. So far, DeJuilius has accounted for 20.67% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 1.38 rebounds per game and 3.15 assists. Landers Nolley II is the second leading scorer for the Bearcats, averaging 14.46 points per game. Between him and II, they are accounting for 38.7% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Cincinnati this season, as they are currently ranked 254th in college basketball at 69.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bearcats’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.5%, placing them 388th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Cincinnati Bearcats -4.5

If you are eying this matchup between Tulane Green Wave and Cincinnati Bearcats as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Cincinnati to cover the spread as -4.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Cincinnati shooting well enough to keep the Green Wave at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Bearcats’ to win the game and cover the spread.

 


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