Memphis Tigers vs. Tulane Green Wave Betting Odds

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AAC foes will clash when the Tulane Green Wave (13-12, 4-9 AAC) clash against the Memphis Tigers (15-11, 6-7 AAC) at Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 17, 2018, and it can be seen on ESPNU.

Memphis Tigers vs. Tulane Green Wave Odds Preview

In the Tigers last matchup, they edged the SMU Mustangs, 70-67. With 12 points and nine rebounds, Raynere Thornton had a good game for Memphis. The Tigers had a much better free throw rate (0.176 vs. 0.045) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.598 (above their season average of 0.488). The Green Wave are trying to rebound after their 82-80 loss to the East Carolina Pirates in their last contest. Cameron Reynolds led Tulane in scoring with 23 points on 9-for-16 shooting. East Carolina had an effective field goal percentage of 0.651 (above their season average of 0.480). Tulane, on the other hand, held the Pirates to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.8 (below their season average of 29.3). Memphis appears to have an edge on the offensive glass in this showdown. The Tigers currently rank 12th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.9 percent), while Tulane ranks 210th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.7 percent). Reynolds has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Tulane, averaging 13.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. These teams have already met once this season. The Tigers won 96-89. The Tigers dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.714 and a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5. The Green Wave had marks of 0.203 and 22.2, respectively, for those same stats. In the victory, Jeremiah Martin led all scorers with 31 points.

Memphis Tigers vs. Tulane Green Wave Odds Prediction

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Tulane, ATS Winner – Tulane, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Tigers rank 169th in rebounds per game (35.0) while the Green Wave rank 215th in rebounds allowed per game (36.5).
  • Memphis ranks 125th in steals per game (6.2) while Tulane ranks 166th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • Tulane ranks 45th in assists per game (16.0) while Memphis ranks 221st in assists allowed per game (15.2).
  • The Green Wave rank 94th in three pointers allowed per game (20.8) while the Tigers rank 233rd (24.2).
  • Tulane averages 4.4 blocks per game, which ranks 40th in the NCAA. Memphis ranks 154th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).

Betting Trends:

  • The Green Wave have been outscored by an average of 8.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Tulane has defeated opponents by an average of 0.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 74.0 points per game (4.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.4 points per game (5.7 above their season average).