Tulane Green Wave vs. South Alabama Jaguars Free Prediction


The Tulane Green Wave (3-5) will travel to the Mitchell Center to challenge the South Alabama Jaguars (4-5). Action starts at 8:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Tulane Green Wave vs. South Alabama Jaguars ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last outing. The Jaguars were blown out by the 11th-ranked Auburn Tigers, 101-58, while the Green Wave lost to the 17th-ranked Florida State Seminoles, 80-69.

Tulane had a better free throw rate (0.288 vs. 0.267) while South Alabama did a great job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent). Rodrick Sikes had a solid performance for South Alabama, finishing with 25 points. Tulane was led by Kevin Zhang, who recorded 24 points and seven rebounds.

The Green Wave won the only game between these two teams last season, 77-73. Tulane’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over South Alabama. The Green Wave had a rate of 0.328, while the Jaguars posted a mark of 0.167.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, South Alabama should have a noteworthy advantage. Dating back to last season, the Jaguars defense ranks 41st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.468), while the Tulane offense ranks 183rd in effective field goal percentage (0.513).

Tulane vs. South Alabama Free Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – South Alabama, ATS Winner – South Alabama, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Tulane averages 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 75th in the nation. South Alabama ranks 221st in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • The Green Wave rank 67th in assists per game (15.1) while the Jaguars rank 85th in assists allowed per game (12.2).
  • South Alabama averages 24.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 86th in the country. Tulane ranks 99th in three pointers allowed per game (21.0).
  • The Jaguars rank 153rd in rebounds per game (36.1) while the Green Wave rank 221st in rebounds allowed per game (36.4).
  • South Alabama ranks 209th in steals per game (5.4) while Tulane ranks 245th (4.9).