Wichita State at Tulane NCAA Basketball Tips 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 9.5 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.0 as they are averaging 70.2 points per contest while giving up 69.2 per game. Tulane has an overall mark of 4-25. They are averaging 66.7 points per contest and giving up 77.2, which is a point differential of -10.4.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 15-13-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-16-1 against the over/under
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 12-16-1 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 12-16-1 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Markis McDuffie comes into this contest averaging 18.0 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Samir Sehic averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Caleb Daniels averages 16.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 123rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 91st and 143rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 200th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 58th place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in the nation. Wichita State averages 70.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 250th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 328th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 312th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 61st and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 268th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Green Wave surrender 77.2 points per contest, which ranks them 308th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 144th in those defensive statistics. They rank 262nd with 14.1 assists allowed per contest, and 327th with 38.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Green Wave are 16th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.7 per game. Tulane is 310th in the country with 66.7 points per game this year. They are 325th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -10.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 309th in the nation. They are 106th in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game and 107th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Green Wave are 32nd in turnovers per game with 15.2.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 248th. They are 193rd in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 325th. As a unit they are 330th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 164th in D-1. Wichita State is 292nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 35th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 331st in the country in offensive rating with 93. In terms of pace they are 70th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 326th. As a team they are 323rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 188th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tulane +9.5
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