Wichita State Shockers vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 3/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State (-5)
Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse is the venue where and the Tulane Green Wave (9-11) will play the Wichita State Shockers (13-4) on Wednesday. Wichita State opens this game as 5-point favorites. The total has been set at 133.5.
Wichita State enters this game with a record of 13-4 for the campaign. They cough up possession 11.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 16.1 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Wichita State is collecting 38.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 211 assists for the year, which ranks 292nd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Shockers are shooting 32.9% on shots from 3-point land (132 of 401) and 70.1% from the free throw line. They average 72.6 points per outing (147th in D-1) while hitting 40.3% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Shockers are able to force 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.8 fouls. They currently rank 61st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 212 surrendered so far this year. The Shockers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 40.0% (420 of 1,050) and they concede 39.7 boards per contest as a squad. They give up 28.6% on 3-pointers while they are 115th in college basketball in PPG allowed (68.0).
The Wichita State Shockers took the court against the Houston Cougars and went home with a win by a final score of 68-63 in their last game. Wichita State ended the contest with a 40.8% field goal percentage (20 out of 49) and made 10 of 22 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Shockers buried 18 of 23 shots for a percentage of 78.3%. Regarding grabbing boards, they compiled 28 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 11 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In terms of the defense, Wichita State allowed their opponent to shoot 42.4% from the floor on 25 of 59 shooting. Houston earned 10 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. Additionally, Houston totaled 26 rebounds (11 offensive, 15 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Houston went 45.5% from the free throw line by burying 5 of 11 shots. They also knocked down 8 out of their 24 attempts from 3-point land.
Tyson Etienne is a player who came through in the matchup. He totaled 16 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. He played for 39 minutes and also pulled down 2 rebounds. Etienne shot 35.7% from the floor and also earned 3 dimes. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Shockers was Alterique Gilbert. He collected 3 rebounds in his 31 min on the hardwood. He ended up going 54.5% from the floor for the matchup via 6-of-11 (16 points). When the time ran out, Gilbert had 3 assists.
Tulane has a win-loss mark of 9-11 so far this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Green Wave are hitting on 37.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 352nd in the nation. Tulane has scored 1,271 points so far this season (63.6 per game) and they pull in 32.9 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 11.4 times per game (299th in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.8 times per contest. The Green Wave have committed 15.8 personal fouls every game and they go 75.4% from the charity stripe. The Green Wave on the defensive end are ranked 55th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 65.2. They surrender 15.3 dimes and 38.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 309th and 307th in college basketball. The Tulane defense allows 35.0% on shots from distance (160 of 457) and opponents are connecting on 67.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (108th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Tulane Green Wave walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-71 against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Green Wave recorded 19 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 22 for this contest. They turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Bearcats committed 19 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Green Wave to the free throw line for 29 tries. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throws for a rate of 75.9%. In reference to shots from distance, Tulane knocked down 7 out of 20 tries (35.0%). When all was said and done, the Green Wave walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 49 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.9%. The Green Wave allowed the Bearcats to bury 33 of 65 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.8% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 38.5% from distance via 10 out of 26 and finished the game at 15 out of 17 at the free throw line (88.2%). Regarding team rebounding, Tulane allowed Cincinnati to snag 37 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Jaylen Forbes ended up having an impact for the Green Wave in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 15 in the matchup for a rate of 60.0%, and had 3 rebounds. Forbes racked up 37 points in his 35 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Tulane was Sion James. He ended up with 1 assist in his 34 mins played, and he put in 5 out of 7 from the floor. James ended the game having shot 71.4% from the field as well as totaling 13 points and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tulane (+5) and over 133.5 points
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