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 . 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