Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 3/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars
Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Tulane (+13)
The Tulane Green Wave (14-14) are on their way to Dickies Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Houston Cougars (27-5). Tulane opens this contest as 13-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 134.
The Tulane Green Wave faced off with Temple and earned the victory with a final of 69-60 in their last game. Tulane ended the game having earned a 52.0% field goal percentage (26 of 50) and buried 5 of their 15 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Green Wave converted 12 of 14 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In terms of grabbing boards, they earned 33 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With regard to defense, Tulane let their opponent shoot 27.9% from the field on 19 out of 68 shooting. Temple distributed 12 dimes and had 12 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Temple collected 36 rebounds (17 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Temple finished the game at 82.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 17 shots. They knocked down 8 out of their 26 shots from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Green Wave ended up with 14 and Temple had 15 personal fouls.
Sion James is one guy who played a role for the game. He shot 100.0% from the field and also recorded 9 assists. He saw the court for 38 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. He scored 9 points on 4 of 4 shooting.
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Tulane comes into this one with a win-loss record of 14-14 for the campaign. They turn the ball over 10.5 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Tulane is collecting 32.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 373 dimes for the campaign, which is 246th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Green Wave are connecting on 36.7% on shots from 3-point land (228 of 621) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 73.4 pts per game (117th in the nation) while hitting 44.1% from the field.
On defense, the Green Wave have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.3 fouls. They currently rank 315th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 452 conceded for the season. The Green Wave defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 41.6% (697 of 1,677) and they relinquish 39.0 boards per game as a unit. They concede 34.0% on shots from distance and they are 241st in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (71.2).
In their last game, the Houston Cougars walked away with a victory by a final of 69-56 when they faced Cincinnati. The Cougars collected 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 34 in the game. They also coughed it up 11 times, while earning 5 steals in the matchup. Cincinnati earned 16 personal fouls in the game which took the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to bury 16 of those for a rate of 72.7%. In regard to shooting from distance, Houston made 3 of their 13 attempts (23.1%). When the game finished, the Cougars went 25 out of 46 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.3%. The Cougars permitted Cincinnati to knock down 17 out of their 59 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 28.8% in the matchup. They finished the game shooting 21.9% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 32 and ended up shooting 15 out of 21 from the free throw line (71.4%). With respect to rebounding, Houston allowed Cincinnati to snag 28 in total (15 offensive).
Jamal Shead pitched in for the Cougars for the matchup. He knocked down 6 of 10 for the game giving him a rate of 60.0%, and tallied 5 rebounds. He earned 15 points in his 37 minutes on the court and accumulated 7 assists for this game.
Houston has a record of 27-5 for the year. The Cougars are committing 17.5 fouls per game and they go 66.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.4 times per game (13th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.4 times per contest. Houston has 2,421 pts this year (75.7 per game) and they collect 39.3 boards per game. As an offense, the Cougars are connecting on 46.9% from the floor, which is 43rd in D-1.
The Cougars on defense are ranked 4th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 58.8. They are able to force 14.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.9% from the field (1st in Division 1). The Houston defense surrenders 29.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (216 of 738) and their opposition knocks down 71.0% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 10.5 assists and 32.0 boards every game, which ranks them 33rd and 50th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tulane (+13)
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