Tulane vs Connecticut Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/8/2020
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Connecticut Huskies
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT
Odds/Point Spread: Connecticut -11.5
The Tulane Green Wave head to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 11.5 point favorites.
Tulane comes into this game with an overall record of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Connecticut has an overall mark of 9-5. They are averaging 71.6 points per contest and giving up 63.3, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
TeShaun Hightower comes into this game averaging 17.4 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 76%. K.J. Lawson averages 13.9 points per contest in 36.1 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 5.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Christian Vital scores 13.5 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.8 rebounds per contest and has 2.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Josh Carlton averages 9.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 51%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane averages 73.2 points per contest, which is 149th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 211th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 52nd in the nation. They average 32.1 boards per contest and 11.9 assists per game, which ranks them 327th and 286th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 317th with 11.8 per game. The Green Wave allow 69.1 points per contest, which is 185th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 289th and 250th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 268th, and they allow 15.9 assists per game which puts them in 326th place in the country. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 191st in the nation with 71.6 points per contest this season. They are 266th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 91st in the NCAA. They are 104th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 175th in assists per game with 13.5. The Huskies are 142nd in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Huskies give up 63.3 points per game, which ranks them 62nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 67th and 63rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 10.9 dimes allowed per game and 237th with 36.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Huskies are 304th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 129th. They are 221st in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 166th. As a unit they are 136th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 137th in D-1. Tulane is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 172nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 100.8, which is ranked 196th. They are 206th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 256th. As a unit they are 242nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulane +11.5
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