Southern Jaguars take on Green Wave in NCAA basketball test
Southern Jaguars vs Tulane Green Wave Odds
Tulane looks to cover the Green Wave-Jaguars pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 3-2 mark when they host Southern in college basketball wagering action.
The Jaguars will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Green Wave are 1-2 ATS. Southern is 0-0 on the totals; Tulane is 2-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Green Wave at No. 162 and the Jaguars at No. 242 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-57 result in favor of the Green Wave.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tulane has the nation's No. 194-rated offensive output, at 67.6 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 257 allowing on average 70.6 PPG. The Green Wave FG% has averaged 41.3% so far, more than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Southern owns the country's No. 208-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. Tulane, on the other hand, rates No. 172 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Southern, they were a 67-60 loser as they battled Wyoming on the road. They covered in the match as a 19-point underdog. Malcolm Miller scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Jaguars to a win (they lost 67-60 to Wyoming at Arena-Auditorium on Friday).
Last time out for Tulane, they were a 61-57 loser as they battled Nebraska on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Green Wave endured a 61-57 loss at the hands of the Cornhuskers on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Josh Davis at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Loyola New Orleans are 4-2
After playing Nebraska are 1-0
After a loss are 2-8
A few Jaguars at Green Wave trends to consider:
Tulane is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Tulane is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Southern home to Champion Baptist, Saturday, December 1
Tulane home to Loyola New Orleans, Tuesday, November 27