Tulane Green Wave vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 1/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
TV: Youtube TV
The Tulane Green Wave (10-5) are hitting the road to Moody Coliseum on Wednesday where they will play the SMU Mustangs (6-10).
The Tulane Green Wave took the court against Temple and went home with a win by a final score of 87-76 in their last game. Tulane finished the game having earned a 49.2% field goal percentage (29 of 59) and knocked down 7 out of their 16 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Green Wave knocked down 22 of 26 tries for a percentage of 84.6%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 34 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists in this matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When talking about defending, Tulane allowed 46.0% from the field on 29 of 63 shooting. Temple recorded 18 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Temple snagged 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Temple finished 50.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 7 of 14 attempts. They also converted 11 of their 34 shots from three-point range. When talking about fouls, the Green Wave finished with 13 while Temple totaled 13 fouls.
Jaylen Forbes is a guy who was a contributor in the game. He accounted for 22 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He was on the court for 35 mins and collected 6 rebounds. He finished the game at 83.3% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes.
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Tulane enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 10-5 this season. They average 81.2 pts per game (24th in the country) on 46.5% from the floor. The Green Wave are hitting 33.6% on shots from distance (115 of 342) and 81.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Tulane is grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game and has accounted for 238 dimes this season, which has them ranked 106th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 10.1 times per game and as a team are committing 15.9 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Green Wave are forcing 14.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They concede 35.8% on 3-point attempts and they are 286th in college basketball in points per game allowed (73.2). The Green Wave are giving up a FG percentage of 42.7% (390 of 913) and they surrender 37.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They are ranked 311th in D-1 in giving up assists with 242 conceded so far this year.
For their last game, the SMU Mustangs took a loss by a final score of 85-53 when they played UCF. When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, SMU allowed UCF to collect 35 overall (12 on the offensive side). They went 40.0% from 3-point land by shooting 10 of 25 and ended up shooting 15 out of 20 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Mustangs allowed UCF to knock down 30 out of 57 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 52.6% in the matchup. Overall, the Mustangs walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 45 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. Regarding three-point shots, SMU converted 4 out of their 17 attempts (23.5%). They were able to bury 9 of those for a rate of 56.3%. UCF earned 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Mustangs to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They also coughed it up 14 times, while recording 5 steals for the game. The Mustangs were able to snag 14 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards for a total of 17 for the game.
Ricardo Wright was important for the Mustangs in the matchup. He knocked down 5 of 9 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 55.6%, but went home without a rebound. He scored 13 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist for the matchup.
SMU has a record of 6-10 on the year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mustangs are shooting 42.5% from the field, which ranks 287th in the nation. SMU has earned 1,085 pts on the season (67.8 per game) and they pull in 34.6 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.9 times per contest (289th in D-1) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest. The Mustangs are committing 17.3 fouls per game and they shoot 69.8% from the free throw line.
The SMU defense allows 34.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (121 of 355) and their opponents are converting on 69.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 14.1 assists and 38.0 rebounds per contest, which is 286th and 337th in those defensive categories. The Mustangs on the defensive side of the court are 258th in college basketball in points given up per game with 72.1. They are forcing 11.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.7% from the floor (182nd in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SMU
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