Tulane vs Connecticut Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/12/2020
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut -9
The Tulane Green Wave head to Dickies Arena to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 9 point favorites.
Tulane comes into this game with an overall record of 12-18. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 68.3 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. Connecticut has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 72.8 points per game and surrendering 67.0, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 16-14-0 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 17-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 19-12-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 17-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
TeShaun Hightower comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Christion Thompson averages 14.1 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Christian Vital scores 16.4 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 90%. James Bouknight averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane averages 68.3 points per contest, which is 259th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 307th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 177th in the nation. They average 30.9 boards per contest and 11.2 assists per game, which ranks them 341st and 305th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 288th with 11.8 per game. The Green Wave allow 70.9 points per contest, which is 218th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 296th and 243rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 329th, and they allow 16.1 assists per game which puts them in 339th place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 325th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 122nd in the nation with 72.8 points per contest this season. They are 270th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 222nd in the NCAA. They are 61st in D-1 in rebounding with 37.9 boards per contest and 194th in assists per game with 12.9. The Huskies are 80th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Huskies give up 67.0 points per game, which ranks them 114th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 95th and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 103rd with 11.7 dimes allowed per game and 180th with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 312th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per contest this year.
The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 97.7, which is ranked 270th. They are 166th in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 281st. As a unit they are 267th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 107th in D-1. Tulane is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 150th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 163rd. They are 190th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 280th. As a unit they are 239th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 224th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tulane +9
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