Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The Tulane Green Wave travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Green Wave come into this game with an overall record of 10-18 and a road record of 2-8. They are 9-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-9. The Mustangs have an overall record of 23-4 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 10-13 against the spread.
Louis Dabney comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Green Wave. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Malik Morgan averages 12.3 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Tulane. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Nic Moore averages 16.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Ben Moore averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Tulane averages 67 points per contest this season which ranks them 291st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team which has them ranked 315th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 325th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game which ranks them 73rd and 291st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 277th with 13.8 per game. The Green Wave allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 142nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 157th and 205th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 188th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in the Division 1.
SMU averages 78.2 points per game this year which ranks them 49th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 40th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 116th with 12.1 per game. The Mustangs allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 147th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 155th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 216th in college basketball.
The Green Wave average 66.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4 per contest. The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 96.5 and they assist on 47.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Tulane turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Green Wave give up 73.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 80 ppg at home and they have averaged 68.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.5 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 118.3 and 61.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.4%. The Mustangs give up 62.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 9-12 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 13-9 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 10-13 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 11-12 against the over/under
Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
SMU Mustangs Injuries
12/23/15 G Sedrick Barefield Personal expected to transfer
11/12/15 G Ben Emelogu Knee out for season
01/06/16 G Keith Frazier Personal has left the team
Josh's Pick: Take Tulane
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