Memphis vs Tulane Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/29/2020
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane +5
The Memphis Tigers head to Devlin Fieldhouse to take on the Tulane Green Wave on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this game has Memphis as 5 point favorites.
Memphis heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-9. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 72.6 points per contest while giving up 65.0 per game. Tulane has an overall mark of 12-16. They are averaging 68.1 points per contest and giving up 70.5, which is a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 16-11-1 against the spread this season
The Memphis Tigers are 13-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 15-13-0 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 16-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/19/19 C James Wiseman Left Team is out for season
02/26/20 F Isaiah Maurice Undisclosed is questionable
02/01/20 F D.J. Jeffries Knee is out 4-6 weeks
01/09/20 F Isaiah Stokes Undisclosed is out for season
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Lester Quinones comes into this game averaging 10.8 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Precious Achiuwa averages 15.3 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 10.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
TeShaun Hightower scores 15.8 points per contest while playing 34.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. K.J. Lawson averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Memphis averages 72.6 points per contest, which is 130th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 136th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 178th in the nation. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 16.5 per game. The Tigers allow 65.0 points per contest, which is 60th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 13th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 249th, and they allow 11.9 assists per game which puts them in 115th place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 268th in the nation with 68.1 points per contest this season. They are 290th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 110th in the NCAA. They are 340th in D-1 in rebounding with 30.9 boards per contest and 298th in assists per game with 11.4. The Green Wave are 294th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Green Wave give up 70.5 points per game, which ranks them 207th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 300th and 262nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 338th with 16.1 dimes allowed per game and 312th with 38.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Green Wave are 321st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 98.4, which is ranked 251st. They are 30th in college basketball in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 170th. As a unit they are 160th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in D-1. Memphis is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 274th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 261st in the country in offensive rating with 98. In terms of pace they are 190th in Division 1 with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 252nd. As a team they are 237th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 101st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Memphis/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Memphis -5
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