Tulane Green Wave vs Memphis Tigers Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+11.5)
The Memphis Tigers (12-6) host the Tulane Green Wave (9-9) at FedExForum on Wednesday. Memphis opens this contest as 11.5-point favorites. The total is set at 130.
Tulane enters this matchup with a record of 9-9 on the year. They currently have an average of 64.1 points per outing (322nd in D-1) on 38.2% from the field. The Green Wave are shooting 30.3% on 3-pointers (125 of 412) and 76.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Tulane is grabbing 33.6 boards per game and has totaled 216 assists this year, which is 252nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Green Wave are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 16.7 fouls. They rank 218th in college hoops in allowing assists with 268 relinquished on the campaign. The Green Wave defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 41.5% (406 of 978) and they concede 37.2 boards per contest as a unit. They are giving up 35.0% on three-point shots and they are 40th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (64.0).
The Tulane Green Wave stepped onto the hardwood against the UCF Knights and took a loss by a score of 84-81 in their last contest. Tulane ended the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 of 57) and converted 11 of their 24 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Green Wave converted 12 of 21 attempts for a rate of 57.1%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 24 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 16 assists for the contest as well as earning 7 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to defending, Tulane allowed 50.9% from the field on 29 of 57 shooting. UCF dished out 22 assists and had 7 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Knights snagged 23 rebounds (3 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 rejections. UCF ended up shooting 87.5% when shooting free throws by making 14 of 16 shots. They knocked down 14 of 26 shots from 3-point range.
Jaylen Forbes is a guy who was a major contributor in this game. He notched 30 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and also pulled down 5 boards. Forbes finished the game at 61.5% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Green Wave was Jordan Walker. He pulled down 2 rebounds and earned 10 dimes. He shot 53.8% from the floor for the game by connecting on 7-of-13 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Walker played 32 minutes.
Memphis has a win-loss mark of 12-6 this season. Memphis has scored 1,308 pts this year (72.7 per game) and they pull in 39.4 rebounds per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 19.3 fouls every game and they hit 62.2% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are hitting on 44.3% from the floor, which is ranked 175th in college hoops. They are assisting teammates 16.1 times per contest (36th in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 16.0 times per game. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 62.9. They relinquish 11.6 dimes and 33.2 rebounds per contest, ranking them 81st and 93rd in college hoops. The Memphis defense allows 27.3% on shots from distance (105 of 384) and opponents are connecting on 68.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 16.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.2% from the field (15th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Memphis Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 66-59 when they played the East Carolina Pirates. The Tigers collected 22 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the matchup. They turned away 5 shots while recording 10 steals for the game. The Pirates were called for 20 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to make 18 of them for a percentage of 62.1%. When it comes to shots from 3-point land, Memphis converted 8 of their 22 tries (36.4%). When all was said and done, the Tigers went 20 for 52 from the field which had them shooting 38.5%. The Tigers allowed the Pirates to convert 20 of 47 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 42.6% for this game. They finished the game shooting 7.7% from behind the 3-point line by going 1 out of 13 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 24 at the charity stripe (75.0%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Memphis permitted East Carolina to grab 24 in total (5 on the offensive side).
Landers Nolley ended up being a factor for the Tigers for the matchup. He made 4 of 13 for this contest for a rate of 30.8%, which earned him 12 points. Nolley snagged 5 rebounds in his 32 mins and earned 2 dimes for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Memphis was Lester Quinones. He ended up finishing with 8 points in his 24 minutes on the court by way of 3 of 6 shooting in the game. Quinones finished going 50.0% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulane (+11.5)
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