South Florida at Tulane NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/6/2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has South Florida as 8.5 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 66.1 per game. Tulane has an overall mark of 4-24. They are averaging 66.6 points per contest and giving up 77.3, which is a point differential of -10.6.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 18-9-1 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 12-16-0 against the over/under
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-16-1 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-16-1 against the over/under
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
12/21/18 G Ray Ona Embo Knee is out for season
02/22/19 F Bul Ajang Knee is out for season
01/31/19 C Buay Koka Finger is out for season
David Collins comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Laquincy Rideau averages 12.9 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Caleb Daniels averages 16.0 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 66%. Samir Sehic averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida averages 72.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 194th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 249th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 282nd in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 16.3 per game. The Bulls allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 48th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 62nd and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 152nd place in Division 1. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 313th in the country with 66.6 points per game this year. They are 328th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -10.6. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 317th in the nation. They are 97th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 119th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Green Wave are 32nd in turnovers per game with 15.3. The Green Wave surrender 77.3 points per contest, which ranks them 308th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 188th and 119th in those defensive statistics. They rank 260th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 326th with 38.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Green Wave are 11th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per game.
The Bulls are 215th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.1. In terms of pace they are 191st in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 268th. As a team they are 258th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 205th in Division 1. South Florida is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 36th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 334th in the country in offensive rating with 92.7. In terms of pace they are 72nd in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 329th. As a team they are 329th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 181st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +8.5
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