SMU Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction, 2/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Location: Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA
The Tulane Green Wave (13-7) will go up against the SMU Mustangs (8-14) at Avron B. Fogelman Arena in the Devlin Fieldhouse on Wednesday.
The SMU Mustangs played South Florida and notched a win by a score of 82-80 in their last contest. In the matter of personal fouls, the Mustangs ended up finishing with 14 while South Florida recorded 17 personal fouls. They also knocked down 9 of their 27 tries from 3-point range. South Florida finished the game shooting 68.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 16 tries. Moreover, South Florida snagged 34 boards (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. South Florida dished out 13 dimes and had 8 steals in the game. When talking about defense, SMU allowed the other team to go 46.2% from the floor on 30 of 65 shooting. They also doled out 24 assists for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to rebounding, they earned 26 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Mustangs made 14 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 60.9%. SMU ended the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 57) and converted 10 out of their 23 3-pointers.
Zhuric Phelps is a guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 5 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31 minutes and collected 4 boards. He ended up shooting 38.5% from the floor and dished out 7 assists.
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SMU will enter this contest with a mark of 8-14 for the year. They average 70.0 points per game (221st in college basketball) while hitting 42.0% from the field. The Mustangs are hitting 31.1% on shots beyond the perimeter (143 of 460) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, SMU is pulling down 35.6 rebounds per contest and has tallied 295 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 172nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 17.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Mustangs are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They rank 311th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 326 surrendered for the year. The Mustangs defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.8% (590 of 1,348) and they concede 38.4 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are surrendering 33.3% from beyond the arc while they are 304th in D-1 in points per game allowed (74.1).
The last time they took the court, the Tulane Green Wave walked away with a victory by a final of 95-90 when they played Wichita State. Concerning cleaning the glass, Tulane permitted Wichita State to snag 44 in total (12 on the offensive side). They shot 36.8% from three-point range by connecting on 14 out of 38 and finished the contest at 12 of 16 from the free throw line (75.0%). The Green Wave allowed Wichita State to convert 32 of 72 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 44.4% in this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Green Wave shot 34 out of 67 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.7%. Concerning shots from downtown, Tulane made 9 of 25 tries (36.0%). They were able to convert 18 of them for a percentage of 72.0%. Wichita State had 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Green Wave to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They coughed it up 7 times, while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The Green Wave were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards totaling 29 for the game.
Jaylen Forbes pitched in for the Green Wave for the game. He totaled 25 points in his 43 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist for the matchup. He made 8 out of 12 for the matchup giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 3 rebounds.
Tulane has a win-loss mark of 13-7 on the year. The Green Wave have committed 15.7 fouls per contest while shooting 81.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.7 times per contest (35th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 10.6 times per contest. Tulane has 1,626 points for the campaign (81.3 per game) and they grab 33.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Green Wave are connecting on 46.5% from the field, which ranks 76th in college hoops.
The Green Wave on the defensive end are ranked 322nd in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 75.3. They have forced 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (188th in the nation). The Tulane defense allows 35.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (189 of 526) and their opponents are making 69.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 17.0 dimes and 38.6 boards per contest, which ranks them 354th and 353rd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tulane and under the total points
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