Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-8.5)
The Memphis Tigers (4-3) are headed to Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday where they'll take on the Tulane Green Wave (4-0). Tulane opens this matchup as 8.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 134.
Memphis will enter this game with a win-loss record of 4-3 so far this year. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Memphis is pulling down 42.3 boards per contest and has accumulated 115 assists so far this year, which ranks 11th in the nation in terms of passing. The Tigers are connecting on 30.4% from downtown (49 of 161) and 65.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest (132nd in Division 1) while shooting 41.7% from the field. Defensively, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 18.1 turnovers per game and they draw 17.6 fouls. They currently rank 260th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 82 surrendered so far this season. The Tigers are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.0% (153 of 392) and they surrender 36.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 31.2% on three-point shots while they are 89th in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.9).
The Memphis Tigers played the Auburn Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 74-71 in their last contest. Memphis ended the game having earned a 38.0% field goal percentage (27 of 71) and knocked down 6 of 21 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Tigers made 11 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 47.8%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they compiled 46 with 23 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 14 assists in this contest while having 12 steals and 2 blocks. In terms of defense, Memphis allowed their opponent to shoot 38.0% from the field on 27 out of 71. Auburn earned 12 assists and 4 steals for the game. Additionally, the Tigers pulled down 35 boards (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Auburn finished 53.8% from the charity stripe by making 14 of 26 attempts. They also converted 6 of their 24 tries from downtown.
Landers Nolley is a guy who saw a lot of action in the matchup. He ended up scoring 9 points on 3 out of 9 shooting. He played for 35 minutes played and pulled down 2 rebounds. Nolley went 33.3% from the floor and also totaled 5 dimes. One more player that played big minutes in this game for the Tigers was D.J. Jeffries. He totaled 7 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished 50.0% from the field for the contest by shooting 7-of-14 (16 points). Overall, Jeffries played for 34 minutes.
Tulane has a win-loss mark of 4-0 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Green Wave are connecting on 39.2% from the floor, which is ranked 309th in Division 1. Tulane has scored 259 points for the campaign (64.8 per game) and they grab 37.3 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.8 times per contest (213th in college hoops) and they cough up possession 13.0 times per contest. The Green Wave have committed 17.3 fouls per game and they go 75.0% from the free throw line. The Green Wave on the defensive end are ranked 9th in college basketball in points given up per game with 54.3. They are able to force 16.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 34.6% from the floor (12th in Division 1). The Tulane defense concedes 27.0% on shots from 3-point land (20 of 74) and opponents are converting on 67.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 10.8 dimes and 35.8 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 77th and 172nd in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the Tulane Green Wave got the victory with a final of 67-56 against the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions. The Green Wave corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 28 for the game. They also turned away 2 tries while earning 10 steals for the matchup. The Golden Lions were called for 19 fouls in the matchup which got the Green Wave to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of them for a rate of 73.9%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Tulane converted 4 of 21 attempts (19.0%). Overall, the Green Wave finished 23 out of 57 from the floor which had them at 40.4%. The Green Wave allowed the Golden Lions to convert 18 of 49 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 36.7% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 31.6% from beyond the perimeter by going 6 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 19 from the free throw line (73.7%). When talking about rebounds, Tulane permitted Arkansas-Pine Bluff to snag 29 in total (7 offensive).
Jaylen Forbes ended up being a factor for the Green Wave in the game. He made 4 of 11 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 36.4%, which had him finishing with 16 points. Forbes collected 9 boards in his 40 minutes and totaled 2 assists in the game. One more player who saw a lot of court time for Tulane was Jordan Walker. He left the arena with 15 points in 32 minutes played via 7 out of 17 shooting for this game. Walker wrapped this one up going 41.2% from the field in addition to collecting 3 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Memphis (-8.5)
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