Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 2/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Sunday, February 7, 2021
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-5.5)
The Tulane Green Wave (7-6) play the Cincinnati Bearcats (4-7) at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on Sunday. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 135.
Cincinnati comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 4-7 so far this year. The Bearcats are hitting 28.4% on 3-point shots (69 of 243) and 65.2% from the charity stripe. They average 69.1 points per contest (241st in the nation) while hitting 42.7% from the field. They cough up possession 14.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Cincinnati is collecting 35.9 boards per game and has accumulated 164 assists this year, which is 266th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Bearcats are forcing their opponents into 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.1 fouls. The Bearcats defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.9% (272 of 606) and they relinquish 33.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 57th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 151 surrendered on the year. They are relinquishing 31.4% on 3-pointers and they are 209th in college hoops in PPG allowed (71.2).
The Cincinnati Bearcats faced off with the Temple Owls and notched a win by a score of 63-60 in their last contest. Cincinnati ended the contest with a 38.6% FG percentage (22 out of 57) and made 9 out of their 30 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Bearcats buried 10 of 21 tries for a rate of 47.6%. Regarding pulling down rebounds, they compiled 32 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists for this contest as well as having 9 steals and 5 blocks. With regard to the defense, Cincinnati allowed their opponent to shoot 38.6% from the field on 22 of 57 shooting. Temple earned 13 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Owls pulled down 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Temple finished the game shooting 73.3% at the charity stripe by making 11 of their 15 attempts. They buried 7 of 19 tries from three-point range.
David Dejulius is one guy who was important in this contest. He recorded 26 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and pulled down 4 rebounds. Dejulius finished the game at 55.6% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Bearcats was Jeremiah Davenport. He collected 7 boards and had 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 38.5% from the field for this game by going 5-of-13 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Davenport played 36 minutes.
Tulane has a record of 7-6 this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Green Wave are connecting on 37.3% from the field, which is ranked 350th in the nation. Tulane has 843 points on the campaign (64.8 per game) and they average 34.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 11.8 times per contest (275th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.8 times per game. The Green Wave are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 78.9% from the charity stripe. The Green Wave on defense are ranked 55th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 64.9. They have surrendered 14.5 assists and 38.4 boards per game, which has them ranked 273rd and 305th in college basketball. The Tulane defense gives up 34.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (105 of 306) and their opponents are converting on 67.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (64th in D-1).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Tulane Green Wave went home defeated by a final of 75-67 when they faced the Wichita State Shockers. The Green Wave snagged 25 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the contest. They blocked 2 attempts while recording 7 steals in this game. The Shockers earned 21 fouls in this game which took the Green Wave to the free throw line for 26 shots. They were able to make 23 of the free throw tries for a clip of 88.5%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Tulane made 4 of their 25 tries (16.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Green Wave went 20 for 65 from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.8%. The Green Wave allowed the Shockers to knock down 22 out of 54 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 34.5% from distance by going 10 out of 29 and finished the game at 21 of 27 at the charity stripe (77.8%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Tulane allowed Wichita State to collect 41 in total (8 on the offensive glass).
Jordan Walker ended up being a major contributor for the Green Wave in this game. He buried 9 out of 17 for this contest for a field goal rate of 52.9%, which gave him 23 points. Walker snagged 2 boards in his 39 minutes played and tallied 4 assists for the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Tulane was Tylan Pope. He walked away with 13 points in his 21 minutes played by way of 4 out of 12 from the floor in the game. Pope walked away from this one going 33.3% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tulane (+5.5)
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