The Green Wave and Tigers are set to face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN2. The Tigers will host the game at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 166.5 points, and Memphis is favored to win by -8.5 at home vs. Tulane.

TULANE GREEN WAVE VS MEMPHIS TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tulane Green Wave +8.5

This game will be played at FedExForum at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 11th.

WHY BET THE TULANE GREEN WAVE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Memphis winning straight-up, we like Tulane at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 166.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Tulane Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After losing their last game to SMU by a score of 80-76, Tulane has gone 13-9 overall this season, including a 3-6 record in American Athletic Conference games. Over their last 10 road games, the Green Wave have gone 3-7.

So far this season, Tulane has been the underdog in seven of their games, going 1-6 in those matchups. They are 8-5 at home and 3-4 on the road this season.

As the underdog this season, Tulane has gone 3-4 vs. the spread on the road and 9-11 overall. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Green Wave are just 4-6 vs. the spread. On the road this year, Tulane's ATS mark is 3-7.

This season, the over/under record for Tulane games is 13-7 and the average scoring total in their games is 164.4 points. Today's over/under line of 166.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year (157.7). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 157 points.

In their latest game, Tulane offense put up 76 points against SMU. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 45.9% and made 7 threes. In terms of offense, the Green Wave have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, putting them 40th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 158th in percentage and 162nd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Tulane defense is giving up an average of 79.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.0 threes per game vs. Memphis. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.

Can Memphis Secure a Home Victory?

Memphis enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 19 of their 23 games this season. They have a record of 15-4 when favored, and they are 10-2 at home this year.

Overall, the Tigers have gone 17-6, including a two-game winning streak. In their last game, they defeated Temple by a score of 84-77. So far, they are 6-4 in American Athletic Conference play.

As the favorite, Memphis has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 5-14. Their ATS record at home is even worse, as they have gone just 2-10 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers are just 1-9 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 166.5 is much higher than the average over/under line in Memphis' games this season (151.5). So far, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 144 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Memphis' offense scored 84 points against Temple. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.3%, and they went 16/31 from the free-throw line. David Jones is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 21.9 as they approach today's matchup. In addition, Jahvon Quinerly brings a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

Coming into today's game, the Memphis defense is giving up an average of 75.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.0 threes per game vs. Tulane. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.2%.