Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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The Tulane Green Wave travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 11.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Green Wave come into this game with an overall record of 7-8 and a road record of 0-4. They are 6-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4. The Cougars have an overall record of 12-2 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 6-2 and they are 5-4 against the spread.
Louis Dabney comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Green Wave. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 34% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Malik Morgan averages 11.5 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Tulane. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 18.8 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Devonta Pollard averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Tulane averages 67.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 259th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 221st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 279th in the country. They average 39.9 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game which ranks them 44th and 222nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 264th with 14.1 per game. The Green Wave allow 67 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 76th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 166th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 137th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 71st place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 173rd in the Division 1.
Houston averages 82.8 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 38th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 176th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 14 assists per contest which ranks them 52nd and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 35th with 11 per game. The Cougars allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 101st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 97th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 48th place in the nation. The Cougars force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in college basketball.
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 6-3 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-4 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 5-4 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 6-2 against the over/under
Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane
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