Tulane Green Wave vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 2/17/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Location: Moody Coliseum in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+11.5)
Moody Coliseum is the site where and the SMU Mustangs (11-4) will play the Tulane Green Wave (9-8) on Wednesday. Tulane opens this matchup as 11.5-point dogs. The O/U is set at 131.
Tulane comes into this matchup with a record of 9-8 so far this year. The Green Wave are shooting 29.4% on shots from distance (114 of 388) and 77.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 63.1 points per contest (333rd in D-1) while hitting 37.4% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per game and as a group they commit 15.6 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Tulane is pulling down 33.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 200 dimes for the year, which is 245th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Green Wave have forced 15.2 turnovers every game and they draw 16.8 fouls. The Green Wave are giving up a FG percentage of 40.8% (378 of 927) and they concede 37.8 boards per contest as a team. They are 220th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 246 conceded for the campaign. They give up 33.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 25th in the nation in PPG allowed (62.8).
The Tulane Green Wave took the court against the USF Bulls and notched a win by a score of 62-59 in their last game. Tulane walked away from the game with a 42.2% field goal percentage (19 of 45) and made 7 of their 18 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Green Wave converted 17 of their 27 tries for a rate of 63.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 22 with 4 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 assists in the matchup while having 5 steals and 3 rejections. When it comes to the defense, Tulane allowed the other team to shoot 42.2% from the floor on 19 out of 45 shooting. South Florida doled out 12 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Bulls collected 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 3 blocks. South Florida finished the game at 77.8% from the free throw line by converting 7 of 9 shots. They knocked down 6 of their 20 attempts from distance.
Jaylen Forbes is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He accounted for 19 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes played and also collected 5 rebounds. Forbes ended up going 62.5% from the field and dished out 2 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in the matchup for the Green Wave was Kevin Cross. He collected 5 boards and had 2 dimes. He ended up going 62.5% from the field for the matchup by shooting 5-of-8 (13 points). Overall, Cross was on the hardwood for 26 minutes.
SMU has a win-loss record of 11-4 this season. SMU has scored 1,114 points this season (74.3 per game) and they average 37.3 rebounds per contest. The Mustangs are committing 17.1 fouls every game and they go 73.8% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Mustangs are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks 102nd in D-1. They are earning an assist 15.3 times per game (67th in D-1) and they turn it over 13.9 times per contest. The Mustangs on defense are ranked 77th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 66.6. They concede 13.1 assists and 34.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 188th and 173rd in the country. The SMU defense gives up 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (112 of 334) and their opponents are converting on 69.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 39.5% from the floor (20th in Division 1).
When they last stepped on the court, the SMU Mustangs walked away with a victory by a final of 71-56 against the East Carolina Pirates. The Mustangs corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 33 for this contest. They rejected 4 shots while earning 6 steals in this game. The Pirates earned 20 personal fouls for the game which took the Mustangs to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to make 19 of them for a percentage of 95.0%. In relation to 3-pointers, SMU knocked down 4 out of 22 attempts (18.2%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mustangs went 24 for 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 42.9%. The Mustangs permitted the Pirates to make 16 out of 53 attempts from the field which left them shooting 30.2% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 14.3% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 2 of 14 and ended up shooting 22 out of 31 from the charity stripe (71.0%). Regarding how they rebounded, SMU allowed East Carolina to get 33 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Kendric Davis was important for the Mustangs for the game. He knocked down 9 of 17 in this contest for a rate of 52.9%, which got him 25 points. Davis grabbed 2 rebounds in his 37 minutes and accumulated 8 dimes for this game. One more player that was pivotal for SMU was Feron Hunt. He ended up scoring 9 points in 32 minutes played via 3 out of 6 shooting for this game. Hunt walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 9 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tulane (+11.5) and under 131 points
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