Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 2/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
The Cincinnati Bearcats (16-8) are on their way to Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Tulane Green Wave (15-7).
The Cincinnati Bearcats stepped onto the hardwood against UCF and notched a win by a score of 73-64 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Bearcats ended up with 15 and UCF accumulated 17 fouls. They also made 10 of 25 tries from 3-point range. UCF finished 72.7% from the charity stripe by burying 8 of 11 tries. Moreover, UCF collected 30 rebounds (8 offensive, 22 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. UCF doled out 14 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. With respect to the defense, Cincinnati allowed 42.6% from the field on 23 of 54 shooting. They also doled out 16 assists in this game in addition to forcing 24 turnovers and getting 16 steals. When it comes to hauling in boards, they compiled 27 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Bearcats knocked down 12 of 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. Cincinnati wrapped up the contest having earned a 43.5% FG percentage (27 of 62) and knocked down 7 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Viktor Lakhin is a player who was a factor in this game. He finished shooting 58.3% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 34 mins played and also totaled 8 rebounds. He ended up scoring 20 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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Cincinnati comes into this one with a win-loss record of 16-8 this season. They turn the ball over 10.8 times per game and as a team are committing 15.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Cincinnati is grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 378 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 31st in the nation in terms of passing. The Bearcats are connecting on 35.7% from downtown (214 of 599) and 68.4% from the free throw line. They average 76.5 points per game (69th in the nation) while hitting 44.9% from the floor.
Defensively, the Bearcats are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 15.4 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 171st in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 299 conceded this season. The Bearcats are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.0% (589 of 1,403) and they surrender 34.1 boards per contest as a group. They are surrendering 31.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 116th in college hoops in points per game from their opponents (67.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Tulane Green Wave walked away with a victory by a final of 90-89 when they faced Memphis. The Green Wave pulled down 21 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 18 times, while getting 15 steals in this game. Memphis was called for 15 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Green Wave to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to make 13 of those for a percentage of 54.2%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Tulane made 11 of their 28 tries (39.3%). Overall, the Green Wave walked away from this one shooting 33 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.4%. The Green Wave allowed Memphis to make 33 out of their 69 tries from the floor which had them shooting 47.8% for this contest. They finished 36.8% from 3-point land by going 7 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 16 of 26 from the free throw line (61.5%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Tulane permitted Memphis to pull down 44 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Cook was important for the Green Wave for the matchup. He had 25 points in his 42 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 2 dimes for this game. He converted 11 of 17 in the game for a rate of 64.7%, and had 1 rebound.
Tulane has a record of 15-7 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Green Wave are hitting on 46.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 61st in the nation. Tulane has 1,790 pts so far this year (81.4 per game) and they snag 32.8 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 15.6 times per game (37th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.1 times per contest. The Green Wave commit 16.1 fouls per contest while shooting 79.5% from the charity stripe.
The Tulane defense gives up 35.9% on 3-point shots (204 of 569) and their opponents are converting on 68.0% of their free throw attempts. They give up 16.8 assists and 38.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks 354th and 357th in college basketball. The Green Wave on the defensive side of the court are 321st in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 74.9. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 43.3% from the floor (170th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tulane
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