Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 3/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+3)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-11) host the Tulane Green Wave (9-12) at Dickies Arena on Thursday. Tulane opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The total is set at 127.
Tulane will play this contest with a mark of 9-12 on the season. The Green Wave are hitting 30.2% on shots from distance (141 of 467) and 75.5% from the free throw line. They average 63.9 points per outing (325th in college basketball) while connecting on 38.0% from the field. They turn the ball over 11.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.0 fouls every game. As a team, Tulane is collecting 32.9 rebounds per game and has 241 dimes this season, which is 274th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Green Wave have forced 15.5 turnovers per game and they draw 16.9 fouls. They are 254th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 328 relinquished on the campaign. The Green Wave defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.1% (487 of 1,157) and they concede 38.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 35.5% on 3-point shots while they are 63rd in college hoops in opponents PPG (65.8).
The Tulane Green Wave faced off with the Wichita State Shockers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-70 in their last game. Tulane walked away from the game with a 43.4% FG percentage (23 of 53) and made 7 out of their 16 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Green Wave buried 17 of 22 shots for a percentage of 77.3%. In regard to pulling down boards, they compiled 29 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 14 dimes in this contest while forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When it comes to defending, Tulane allowed their opponent to shoot 45.0% from the field on 27 of 60 shooting. Wichita State totaled 22 assists and had 5 steals for this game. In addition, Wichita State collected 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Wichita State ended up going 45.8% when shooting free throws by burying 11 of their 24 shots. They also made 13 of 31 shots from 3-point land.
Jordan Walker is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He ended up walking away with 17 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He played for 33 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Walker walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the floor and also recorded 4 assists. Another guy that was a major factor in this game for the Green Wave was Kevin Cross. He had 6 rebounds in 24 min played. He finished 54.5% from the floor for the contest by shooting 6-of-11 (13 points). When the game finished, Cross totaled 3 assists.
Tulsa has a record of 11-11 so far this year. The Golden Hurricane have committed 16.4 personal fouls per game and they go 67.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per game (116th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.5 times per game. Tulsa has accounted for 1,503 points so far this season (68.3 per contest) and they pull in 33.5 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Golden Hurricane are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which ranks 119th in D-1. The Golden Hurricane on defense are ranked 51st in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 65.1. The Tulsa defense gives up 33.8% on three-point shots (175 of 517) and opponents are connecting on 64.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 12.5 dimes and 35.1 total boards per game, which ranks them 130th and 187th in the country. They are forcing 15.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (42nd in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane got the victory with a final of 107-74 when they played the Northeastern State River Hawks. The Golden Hurricane were able to corral 26 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the contest. They also coughed it up 14 times, while getting 7 steals for this game. The River Hawks were called for 17 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Golden Hurricane to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to make 13 of those for a rate of 59.1%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Tulsa buried 14 of their 29 attempts (48.3%). Overall, the Golden Hurricane finished 40 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 65.6%. The Golden Hurricane permitted the River Hawks to convert 26 of 55 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.3% for the matchup. They went 34.5% from 3-point land by connecting on 10 out of 29 and ended up going 12 out of 21 at the charity stripe (57.1%). Regarding team rebounding, Tulsa allowed Northeastern State to pull down 21 in total (2 offensive).
Brandon Rachal was important for the Golden Hurricane for this contest. He converted 6 out of 11 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and accumulated 6 rebounds. Rachal scored 18 points in his 24 mins of playing time and totaled 3 dimes for the matchup. One more player that ended up playing a role for Tulsa was Keyshawn Embery-Simpson. He ended up with 2 assists in his 26 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 of 6 from the floor. Embery-Simpson walked away from this one going 83.3% from the field while also contributing 14 points and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulane (+3)
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