Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Tulane Green Wave Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-6, 3-1 AAC) will be at Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse to clash against the Tulane Green Wave (10-7, 2-3 AAC) in an AAC matchup. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Tulane Green Wave ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Green Wave lost big to the UCF Knights, 74-55, while the Golden Hurricane were victorious over the East Carolina Pirates, 65-49.

Tulsa dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.462 (below their season average of 0.502) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.3 (below their season average of 28.1). East Carolina recorded marks of 0.313 and 18.9, respectively, for those same stats. Tulane, meanwhile, forced UCF into a turnover percentage of 21.8 (above their season average of 16.6). Christion Thompson had a solid performance for Tulane, putting up 19 points. Meanwhile, Brandon Rachal played a pivotal role for Tulsa with 21 points and seven rebounds.

The Golden Hurricane dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the most recent game, Tulsa won 72-64. Tulsa’s free throw rate was their biggest strength over Tulane. The Golden Hurricane had a rate of 0.283, while the Green Wave posted a mark of 0.065. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Tulsa should have a considerable edge. The Golden Hurricane defense ranks 85th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.463), while the Tulane offense is ranked 196th in effective field goal percentage (0.497).

Tulsa vs. Tulane Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Tulsa, ATS Winner – Tulsa, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Tulane ranks fifth in steals allowed per game (4.4) while Tulsa ranks 174th (7.6).
  • The Golden Hurricane average 13.6 assists per game, which ranks 114th in the country. The Green Wave rank 229th in assists allowed per game (15.5).
  • The Green Wave rank 132nd in three pointers attempted per game (22.2) while the Golden Hurricane rank 253rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.4).
  • Tulsa ranks 137th in rebounds per game (36.2) while Tulane ranks 256th (32.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Green Wave have been outscored by an average of 3.4 points in their last five games. On the season, Tulane has defeated opponents by an average of 2.7 points.
  • During their last five games, the Golden Hurricane have scored an average of 61.8 points per game (8.7 below their season average) and allowed an average of 59.6 points per game (6.0 below their season average).