The Southern University Jaguars (2-5) look to put an end to a five-game road losing streak when they go head-to-head with the Tulane Green Wave (4-2) at Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse. Action gets underway at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Southern University Jaguars at Tulane Green Wave Betting Preview
The Jaguars dismantled the Wiley Wildcats in their last matchup, 92-69. Jarred Sam was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 10-for-20 shooting. Southern University played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.2 (better than their season average of 16.9) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.5 (above their season average of 29.7). Wiley put up marks of 21.0 and 23.5, respectively, for those same stats.
In the Green Wave’s last game, they were blown out by the No. 13 North Carolina Tar Heels, 97-73. Melvin Frazier was the games high scorer with 27 points on 9-for-16 shooting. North Carolina held the Green Wave to an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0 (below their season average of 33.5). Tulane, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 9.5 (better than their season average of 17.6).
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Southern University in this contest. The Jaguars rank 59th in offensive rebounding percentage (33.4 percent), while Tulane ranks 303rd in defensive rebounding percentage (68.0 percent) since last season.
The Green Wave won the only game against the Jaguars last season, 84-75. Tulane had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (27.0 vs. 8.6). Southern University, on the other hand, did a terrific job of converting from the free throw line (25-31; 80.6 percent).
Southern University Jaguars vs. Tulane Green Wave Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Southern University, ATS Winner – Southern University, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Green Wave rank 169th in assists per game (13.4) while the Jaguars rank 261st (11.7).
- Southern University ranks 90th in rebounds per game (37.4) while Tulane ranks 274th in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).
- The Green Wave rank 136th in three pointers attempted per game (22.1) while the Jaguars rank 317th (16.0).
- Tulane ranks 68th in blocks per game (4.2) while Southern University ranks 231st in blocks allowed per game (4.2).