Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars Prediction, 2/22/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs Houston Cougars
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Location: Fertitta Center in Houston, TX
Fertitta Center is where the Houston Cougars (25-2) will compete against the Tulane Green Wave (17-7) on Wednesday.
The Tulane Green Wave faced South Florida and took home the win by a score of 84-66 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Green Wave ended up walking away with 14 while South Florida accumulated 15 personal fouls. They also knocked down 8 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. South Florida finished 58.8% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of their 17 attempts. On top of that, South Florida grabbed 43 boards (9 offensive, 34 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. South Florida earned 12 dimes and had 2 steals in this game. Pertaining to defending, Tulane allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the floor on 24 out of 61 shooting. They also recorded 19 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 11 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 2 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Green Wave converted 10 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 76.9%. Tulane finished the contest with a 49.3% field goal percentage (33 out of 67) and made 8 out of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jalen Cook is one guy who was a factor for this contest. He recorded 30 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 38 mins and also snagged 5 rebounds. He shot 55.0% from the floor and also distributed 7 dimes.
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Tulane steps onto the court with a mark of 17-7 so far this season. They currently have an average of 82.3 pts per game (11th in D-1) while connecting on 47.0% from the floor. The Green Wave are shooting 33.5% on 3-point shots (183 of 546) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Tulane is pulling down 33.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 384 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 124th in college hoops in terms of passing. They turn it over 10.9 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Green Wave are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 17.5 fouls. They currently rank 295th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 401 conceded for the season. Green Wave are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.8% (646 of 1,510) and they relinquish 39.2 boards per game as a team. They concede 35.5% on 3-point shots while they are 325th in D-1 in PPG allowed (75.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Houston Cougars took home the win by a final score of 72-64 when they faced Memphis. The Cougars were able to collect 20 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this matchup. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 13 steals in the game. Memphis was called for 22 personal fouls in the game which got the Cougars to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to bury 23 of the free throws for a clip of 88.5%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Houston converted 3 out of 17 attempts (17.6%). When all was said and done, the Cougars finished the game shooting 23 for 51 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.1%. The Cougars allowed Memphis to knock down 23 of 52 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.2% for this game. They finished 40.0% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 out of 15 and ended up going 12 out of 19 at the free throw line (63.2%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Houston allowed Memphis to grab 31 in all (10 on the offensive glass).
J'Wan Roberts ended up being a factor for the Cougars in this matchup. He had 20 points in his 34 mins on the court and had 1 assist for the matchup. He made 6 of 10 in this contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and accounted for 12 rebounds.
Houston has a win-loss record of 25-2 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cougars are shooting 47.2% from the field, which ranks them 44th in D-1. Houston has tallied 2,042 points for the season (75.6 per contest) and they pull in 38.6 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 14.8 times per game (72nd in college hoops) and they turn it over 9.7 times per contest. The Cougars commit 15.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The Cougars on the defensive side of the court are 1st in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 55.7. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.8% from the floor (2nd in the nation). The Houston defense surrenders 27.0% on shots from 3-point land (171 of 633) and their opposition makes 70.3% of their foul shots. They surrender 10.0 assists and 31.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 15th and 44th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulane
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