Green Wave vs. Tigers Prediction
The ninth-ranked Memphis Tigers will look for a 10th straight win tonight as they host the Tulane Green Wave. Can Memphis cover as double-digit home favorites?
Monday, December 30, 2019
FedEx Forum at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 14.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 144 points. As of Monday afternoon, 57 percent of public bets are coming in on host Memphis. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Green Wave fall short at Tigers
Tulane lost 86-82 in overtime nine days ago at Towson in the D.C. Holiday Hoops Fest to drop to 8-4 on the season. The Green Wave outscored the Tigers 36-35 in the second half, but were then outscored 15-11 in the extra session. Teshaun Hightower led Tulane with 33 points on 9-of-15 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range plus 12-of-15 at the free throw line. He also brought down six rebounds. Christion Thompson accounted for 19 points, five assists and four boards. Nic Thomas added 19 points in 34 minutes of action off the bench.
Tigers dominate Privateers
Memphis rolled to a 97-55 home win Saturday over New Orleans to improve to 11-1 overall and 8-0 at home. The Tigers led 51-24 at halftime on their way to the victory. Precious Achiuwa led Memphis with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also racked up 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots and two steals. Lester Quinones contributed 13 points and five boards off the bench. Tyler Harris tallied 11 points in 24 minutes as a reserve. Isaiah Maurice and D.J. Jeffries both accounted for 10 points and three caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Green Wave are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games. Tulane is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 Monday games.
The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. Memphis is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 Monday games.
With the way Memphis is playing with so much confidence and controlling its home floor, I'm surprised this spread is not a little wider and plan to take advantage. The Tigers are outstanding defensively and Tulane is not particularly good on either side of the ball. The Green Wave's record is due to feasting on poor teams. Memphis isn't that. Go with the favorites.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MEMPHIS TIGERS -14.5