Tulane at Wichita State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/9/2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Charles Koch Arena
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The Tulane Green Wave head to Charles Koch Arena to take on the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 14 point favorites.
Tulane comes into this game with an overall record of 4-17. They currently have a point differential of -8.4 as they are averaging 67.0 points per game while giving up 75.3 per contest. Wichita State has an overall mark of 11-11. They are averaging 69.4 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of -1.2.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 9-11-1 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 8-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 10-11-1 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
12/21/18 G Ray Ona Embo Knee is out for season
01/31/19 C Buay Koka Finger is out indefinitely
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Caleb Daniels comes into this game averaging 15.6 points per contest while playing 33.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Samir Sehic averages 11.4 points per contest in 26.6 minutes per game. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Markis McDuffie scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane averages 67.0 points per contest, which is 310th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 288th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 310th in the nation. They average 37.0 boards per contest and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 105th and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 34th with 15.4 per game. The Green Wave allow 75.3 points per contest, which is 268th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 166th and 118th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 298th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 221st place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 270th in the nation with 69.4 points per contest this season. They are 313th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 309th in the NCAA. They are 119th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.7 boards per contest and 208th in assists per game with 13.2. The Shockers are 206th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Shockers give up 70.5 points per game, which ranks them 159th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 192nd and 196th in those defensive statistics. They rank 63rd with 11.5 dimes allowed per game and 159th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Shockers are 130th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per contest this year.
The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 94.4, which is ranked 323rd. They are 122nd in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 305th. As a unit they are 311th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in D-1. Tulane is 38th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 224th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 264th in the country in offensive rating with 100.1. In terms of pace they are 231st in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 322nd. As a team they are 328th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 186th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulane +14
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