Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave Prediction 1/21/2024

Memphis Tigers vs. Tulane Green Wave Prediction 1/21/2024

The Memphis Tigers (15-3) travel to face off against the Tulane Green Wave (11-6) on Sunday, January 21st. This game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans and televised on ESPN2. Both Memphis and Tulane will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 ET.

Memphis Tigers vs Tulane Green Wave

The Memphis Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Memphis has been one of the best teams in the American Athletic Conference this season, as it enters this game with a 15-3 record overall and a 4-1 mark in conference play. The Tigers have been especially strong on the road, going 6-2, and they have won four straight games away from home.

For the season, Memphis has been favored in 14 of its 18 games, going 13-1 in those contests. The Tigers’ average scoring margin on the road is +5.0, and they are coming off a tough 74-73 loss to South Florida.

As the favorite this season, Memphis has gone just 5-9 against the spread. However, over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 3-7 vs. the spread. On the road, Memphis has an ATS mark of 5-3 this season and their road ATS record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

This season, the over/under record for Memphis games is 11-7. So far, their games have averaged 155.6 points compared to an average over/under line of 149.8, resulting in an average margin of +5.8 points. Today’s line of 168 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year and over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 with those matchups averaging 184 points.

The Tulane Green Wave Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 17 games this season, Tulane has a record of 11-6 and a 2-3 mark in American Athletic Conference games. At home, the Green Wave are 7-4, compared to 3-2 on the road.

As the underdog, Tulane is 0-5 this season, and they enter this game as three-point underdogs. So far, the Green Wave have been the underdog in five of their 17 games.

As the underdog this season, Tulane has gone just 1-4 against the spread. However, their ATS record at home is currently 5-6 and they have gone 3-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Green Wave have gone 3-7 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Tulane is 11-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 165.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 168 is right in line with their average OU line of 156.9. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 167 points.

Memphis Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Memphis offense ended with 73 points against South Florida. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.5% and made 6 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Tigers offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.3 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

David Jones (F) 21.1 6.6 1.5
Jahvon Quinerly (G) 14.2 3.1 4.7
Jaykwon Walton (G) 9.4 3.8 1.8

Tulane Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Tulane offense put up 69 points against UAB. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.7% and made 7 threes. One area that the Tulane offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 2nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 49%.

Kevin Cross (F) 17.1 8.1 4.5
Jaylen Forbes (G) 15.3 3.9 2.0
Sion James (G) 13.8 4.4 2.6

Memphis Team Defense

In terms of defense, Memphis is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 74.3 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.2 threes per game vs. Tulane. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.7%.

Tulane Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Tulane defense is giving up an average of 78.9 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Tulane’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.1% this season.

Tigers vs Green Wave Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Memphis has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 86 per game. The team went 4-1 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Green Wave offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 80. Tulane posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • The last five games that Tulane was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Against the spread, the Tigers have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Tigers vs Green Wave Prediction

The Green Wave come in as the underdog at +3, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 168, and our model projects the Tigers and Green Wave to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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