Connecticut vs Tulane Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 3/8/2020
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane +5.5
The Connecticut Huskies travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 5.5 point favorites.
Connecticut comes into this game with an overall record of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 5.9 as they are averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 66.7 per contest. Tulane has an overall mark of 12-17. They are averaging 68.1 points per contest and giving up 70.6, which is a point differential of -2.6.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 19-11-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 16-13-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/16/20 F Akok Akok Achilles is out for season
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Christian Vital comes into this contest averaging 16.0 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 91%. James Bouknight averages 13.2 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
TeShaun Hightower averages 16.0 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Christion Thompson averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 72.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 126th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 274th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 213th in the nation. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 64th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 79th with 14.2 per game. The Huskies allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 108th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 82nd and 193rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 110th place in Division 1. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 268th in the country with 68.1 points per game this year. They are 318th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -2.6. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 172nd in the nation. They are 340th in the NCAA in rebounding with 31.1 boards per game, and 303rd in assists per contest with 11.3. The Green Wave are 291st in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Green Wave surrender 70.6 points per contest, which ranks them 210th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 295th and 256th in those defensive statistics. They rank 339th with 16.1 assists allowed per contest and 329th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Green Wave are 326th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Huskies are 173rd in the nation in offensive rating with 101.9. In terms of pace they are 196th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 279th. As a team they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 215th in Division 1. Connecticut is 145th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 280th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 279th in the country in offensive rating with 97.3. In terms of pace they are 169th in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 288th. As a team they are 270th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +5.5
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