Tulane Green Wave vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+11.5)
Charles Koch Arena is the venue where and the Wichita State Shockers (9-4) will take on the Tulane Green Wave (7-5) on Wednesday. The spread on this matchup has Wichita State as 11.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 136.
Tulane heads into this contest with a record of 7-5 this season. The Green Wave are shooting 29.7% on shots from downtown (87 of 293) and 77.8% from the free throw line. They are averaging 64.7 pts per contest (311th in the nation) while hitting 37.9% from the field. They cough up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Tulane is collecting 34.3 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 144 dimes this season, which has them ranked 289th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Green Wave are forcing 15.2 turnovers per game while drawing 16.3 fouls. The Green Wave defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.7% (266 of 654) and they relinquish 38.0 boards per game as a unit. They are 139th in college hoops in allowing assists with 173 conceded this season. They are conceding 34.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 54th in college basketball in PPG allowed (64.1).
The Tulane Green Wave stepped onto the hardwood against the Temple Owls and walked away with a win by a score of 81-64 in their last contest. Tulane wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (29 out of 58) and converted 8 of their 24 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Green Wave made 15 of their 18 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. When discussing grabbing boards, they earned 39 with 7 of them being offensive. They also dished out 18 assists for the matchup as well as having 5 steals and 2 blocked shots. In the matter of defending, Tulane allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the field on 29 out of 58 shooting. Temple earned 16 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Owls snagged 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Temple ended up shooting 63.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 19 attempts. They converted 6 out of their 27 shots from distance.
Jaylen Forbes is someone who was a contributor for this game. He ended up with 23 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 40 mins played and also totaled 8 rebounds. Forbes finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and also earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Green Wave was Jordan Walker. He pulled down 3 boards and also accounted for 8 dimes. He finished shooting 46.2% from the field in this game by shooting 6-of-13 (15 points). When the game finished, Walker saw the court for 38 minutes.
Wichita State has a win-loss record of 9-4 on the season. The Shockers commit 16.3 fouls every game and they go 67.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.0 times per game (192nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 11.7 times per contest. Wichita State has accumulated 961 pts on the season (73.9 per game) and they pull down 39.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Shockers are connecting on 40.4% from the field, which has them ranked 325th in the country. The Shockers on the defensive side of the court are 165th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 69.2. They have given up 13.4 dimes and 40.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 219th and 345th in Division 1. The Wichita State defense concedes 29.5% on 3-point attempts (93 of 315) and their opponents are knocking down 66.4% of their foul shots. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (64th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wichita State Shockers took home the win by a final score of 93-88 against the UCF Knights. The Shockers earned 19 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for the game. They blocked 3 attempts while earning 12 steals for the matchup. The Knights were called for 22 personal fouls for the game which took the Shockers to the charity stripe for a total of 33 tries. They were able to knock down 23 of them for a percentage of 69.7%. When discussing shooting from distance, Wichita State converted 10 of their 30 attempts (33.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Shockers went 30 out of 65 from the field which had them at 46.2%. The Shockers permitted the Knights to make 35 of 61 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 57.4% for the contest. They went 33.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 out of 18 and ended up going 12 of 17 at the charity stripe (70.6%). Regarding team rebounding, Wichita State allowed UCF to grab 31 overall (6 offensive).
Tyson Etienne pitched in for the Shockers for the contest. He knocked down 9 out of 15 in the matchup for a rate of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 29 points. Etienne had 2 rebounds in his 42 minutes and had 3 dimes in this contest. An additional guy who came through for Wichita State was Morris Udeze. He notched 18 points in 32 minutes played by going 8 out of 9 shooting for this game. Udeze wrapped this one up going 88.9% from the floor while collecting 2 assists and 4 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wichita State (-11.5) and over 136 points
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