Tulane Green Wave vs Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction, 2/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+6)
The Tulane Green Wave (9-10) travel to Fifth Third Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Bearcats (8-8). The odds on this contest have Cincinnati as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 132.5.
Tulane heads into this game with a mark of 9-10 on the season. They turn it over 11.6 times per contest and as a group they are committing 15.7 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Tulane is grabbing 33.3 boards per contest and has earned 219 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 251st in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Green Wave are connecting on 29.5% from downtown (127 of 431) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 63.2 pts per contest (331st in college hoops) while going 37.5% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Green Wave are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 240th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 283 relinquished on the year. The Green Wave are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.4% (427 of 1,032) and they surrender 38.0 boards per contest as a unit. They give up 34.8% on shots from downtown and they rank 40th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (63.8).
The Tulane Green Wave faced off with the Memphis Tigers and ended up losing by a score of 61-46 in their last game. Tulane ended the game with a 25.9% field goal percentage (15 of 58) and buried 2 of their 19 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Green Wave buried 14 of 23 attempts for a rate of 60.9%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they earned 25 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 3 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 26 turnovers and earning 14 steals. When it comes to defense, Tulane allowed the other team to go 38.9% from the field on 21 of 54 shooting. Memphis distributed 15 assists and had 8 steals in the matchup. Additionally, Memphis totaled 46 boards (11 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Memphis went 56.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 25 attempts. They also made 5 out of their 17 attempts from three-point range.
Jordan Walker is one player who came through for the contest. He ended up with 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins but did not grab any boards. Walker ended up going 43.8% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Green Wave was Jaylen Forbes. He collected 10 rebounds in his 37 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 28.6% from the field for the contest by going 4-of-14 (12 points). Overall, Forbes wasn't able to notch an assist.
Cincinnati has a mark of 8-8 for the campaign. Cincinnati has accumulated 1,086 pts on the year (67.9 per contest) and they grab 36.4 rebounds per game. The Bearcats are committing 19.6 personal fouls per game and they shoot 64.5% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Bearcats are shooting 42.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 281st in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.6 times per game (93rd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per game. The Bearcats defensively are ranked 212th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 71.3. The Cincinnati defense allows 32.9% from downtown (97 of 295) and opponents are knocking down 75.8% of their foul shots. They concede 13.2 dimes and 34.3 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 200th and 147th in those categories. They have forced 13.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 43.8% from the floor (202nd in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Cincinnati Bearcats got the win with a final of 70-69 against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The Bearcats collected 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this matchup. They turned it over 12 times, while earning 9 steals in this game. The Golden Hurricane were called for 17 personal fouls in the game which got the Bearcats to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to convert 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 47.1%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Cincinnati made 10 of their 26 tries (38.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bearcats finished 26 out of 64 from the floor which had them shooting 40.6%. The Bearcats allowed the Golden Hurricane to make 21 out of 49 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 42.9% in this game. They finished 42.1% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 8 of 19 and finished the contest at 19 of 24 from the free throw line (79.2%). When talking about rebounds, Cincinnati allowed Tulsa to collect 30 overall (3 offensive).
Keith Williams ended up being a factor for the Bearcats in this matchup. He knocked down 9 of 24 in the matchup giving him a rate of 37.5%, and earned 4 rebounds. Williams had 24 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and had 6 dimes for this contest. One more player that was pivotal for Cincinnati was Jeremiah Davenport. He walked away with no assists in his 28 minutes played, and he knocked down 5 out of 8 from the floor. Davenport wrapped this one up going 62.5% from the floor as well as totaling 14 points and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulane (+6)
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