College baskeball point spread favors Crimson Tide in battle with Green Wave
Tulane Green Wave vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide host Tulane on Sunday, looking to build on their 7-4 mark against the 10-3 Green Wave in college hoops action at Coleman Coliseum.
The Green Wave will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 3-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Crimson Tide are 3-4 ATS. Tulane is 5-0 on the totals; Alabama is 2-5.
The visitors opened as 11.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Crimson Tide at No. 65 and the Green Wave at No. 189 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 74-70 result in favor of the Green Wave.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alabama's No. 195 nationally ranked offense (67 points per game) against a Green Wave defense that sits as the No. 30 at 57.8 PPG. The Crimson Tide have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Green Wave have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).
Defensively, Tulane features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at No. 206 nationally in scoring at home.
Tulane won its last outing, an 83-62 result against Hofstra on December 22. They covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite. Tulane cruised to victory on Saturday, running Hofstra out of the gym and running up an 83-62 score at Barclays Center.
Alabama was a 66-59 loser in its last match at home against Mercer. Alabama suffered a 66-59 loss against Mercer on Saturday, getting 19 points from Trevor Releford in a losing effort at Coleman Coliseum.
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Wofford are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 1-0
After playing Mercer are 4-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Green Wave at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Tulane is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Tulane is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Alabama is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Alabama is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Tulane home to Wofford, Saturday, January 5
Alabama home to Oakland, Saturday, January 5