Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
TV: Youtube TV
The Tulane Green Wave (7-5) are hosting the Memphis Tigers (11-3) at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on Sunday.
The Memphis Tigers faced off with South Florida and earned the victory with a final of 93-86 in their last contest. Memphis ended the contest with a 48.5% FG percentage (32 out of 66) and buried 4 out of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Tigers buried 25 of their 35 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned 32 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 20 turnovers and getting 12 steals. When discussing the defense, Memphis allowed the other team to shoot 42.9% from the floor on 30 out of 70 shooting. South Florida recorded 14 assists and had 10 steals for the matchup. On top of that, South Florida grabbed 38 rebounds (16 offensive, 22 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. South Florida went 77.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 17 of their 22 tries. They knocked down 9 out of their 23 tries from downtown. Concerning fouls, the Tigers ended up with 15 and South Florida racked up 26 fouls.
Kendric Davis is one player who came through in this matchup. He was able to score 24 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 35 mins and also pulled down 2 rebounds. He finished the game at 54.5% from the floor and recorded 9 dimes.
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Memphis heads into this contest with a record of 11-3 on the campaign. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.6 fouls every game. As a unit, Memphis is grabbing 36.5 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 227 assists this year, which ranks 27th in the country in terms of passing. The Tigers are hitting 31.4% on shots from distance (72 of 229) and 72.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.9 pts per contest (75th in college hoops) on 47.4% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Tigers are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.1% from beyond the arc while they are 200th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (69.2). The Tigers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 38.3% (323 of 843) and they surrender 35.9 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 257th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 183 surrendered on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Tulane Green Wave went home defeated by a final of 88-77 when they faced Cincinnati. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Tulane permitted Cincinnati to get 37 in total (6 offensive). They finished 32.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 of 25 and finished the contest at 18 out of 24 at the charity stripe (75.0%). The Green Wave permitted Cincinnati to bury 31 of their 61 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 50.8% for this contest. When this game wrapped up, the Green Wave ended up shooting 24 for 60 from the field which had them shooting 40.0%. With respect to shots from 3-point land, Tulane made 4 out of 20 attempts (20.0%). They were able to knock down 25 of them for a rate of 89.3%. Cincinnati was called for 20 personal fouls for this game which got the Green Wave to the charity stripe for a total of 28 tries. They gave up possession 10 times, while earning 3 steals in this matchup. The Green Wave were able to corral 26 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this contest.
Kevin Cross ended up having an impact for the Green Wave in this game. He buried 7 out of 19 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 36.8%, and had 8 rebounds. He racked up 22 points in his 32 mins of playing time and had 5 assists in the matchup.
Tulane has a record of 7-5 this season. The Green Wave commit 15.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 81.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.1 times per contest (86th in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 9.8 times per game. Tulane has scored 942 points so far this year (78.5 per game) and they pull in 32.4 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Green Wave are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks 148th in the country.
The Tulane defense concedes 35.9% on 3-pointers (102 of 284) and their opposition makes 73.7% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 15.3 dimes and 38.1 boards every game, which is 332nd and 336th in the nation. The Green Wave on defense are ranked 244th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 71.3. They have forced 15.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (136th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Memphis
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