Looking to win big? The Owls and Green Wave face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN2. The Green Wave are hosting the game at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA. The Owls are favored in this American Athletic conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 161.5 points.


The Pick: Tulane Green Wave +7

This game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-66 in favor of the Green Wave.
  • Not only will Tulane pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can the Owls Grab a Win in New Orleans?

Florida Atlantic will look to get back on track after a narrow 70-68 loss to Charlotte. The Owls are 11-4 overall, including a 1-1 mark in American Athletic Conference play.

So far, Florida Atlantic has been much better at home, going 7-1 compared to 4-3 on the road. The Owls have a +16.5 average scoring margin at home, compared to +6.7 on the road.

Florida Atlantic has a 9-6 record against the spread this season, going 7-6 vs. the spread when favored. On the road, the Owls are 3-4 vs. the spread this season and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Florida Atlantic games is 7-8. The average scoring total in their games this year is 151.9 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 147.9 points. Today's over/under line of 161.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Florida Atlantic offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Charlotte. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.4%, and they made 5 threes. Offensively, the Owls have a season long field goal percentage of 49%, which is 38th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 89th in percentage and 116th in three-pointers made.

The Owls' defense is presently ranked 127th nationally, allowing an average of 70.0 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Charlotte, the 49ers finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 70 points vs. Florida Atlantic.

Can the Green Wave Hold Strong at Home?

After a loss to North Texas, Tulane will look to bounce back as a 7-point underdog against Florida Atlantic. The Green Wave have been much better at home this season, going 7-3 compared to 2-1 on the road.

So far this season, Tulane has been the underdog in three games, losing all three. On the year, they have been the favorite in 10 games, going 9-1.

As the underdog this season, Tulane has gone 0-3 against the spread, and they are just 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog. At home, the Green Wave are 4-6 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 home games, Tulane has gone 4-5 vs. the spread.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Tulane is 0-2. On the season, their over/under record is 9-4. The average scoring total in their games this season is 165.1 points, which is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 155.8 points. Today's over/under line is 161.5 points.

The Tulane offense is coming off a game where they scored 56 points against North Texas. They posted a field goal percentage of 37.3% and connected on 5 threes. One area that the Tulane offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 1st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 50%.

Looking at the Tulane defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.6 points per game (271st). In today's game vs. Florida Atlantic, the Tulane defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Tulane made 17 free-throws vs. the Green Wave.