Tulane Green Wave vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds
Moody Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Southern Methodist Mustangs and the visiting Tulane Green Wave in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Mustangs bring a 10-7 record (8-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-4 Green Wave, who are 5-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Southern Methodist go 2-5-1 so far and the Green Wave go 6-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mustangs at No. 180 and the Green Wave at No. 154 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 71-66 result in favor of the Green Wave.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Green Wave is ranked No. 121 in NCAA hoops at 36.8 per game. Contrast that with Southern Methodist’s No. 229 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Southern Methodist is the No. 331-ranked team in the country at 3.9 per game, while Tulane rates No. 252 at 5.4 per game.
Defensively, Tulane features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 265 nationally in scoring at home.
Tulane lost its last outing, a 66-57 result against Texas El Paso on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Tulane suffered a 66-57 loss against Texas El Paso on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Ricky Tarrant in a losing effort at Fogelman Arena.
Last time out for Southern Methodist, they were a 78-67 loser as they battled Houston on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. Jalen Jones poured in 22 points and added 13 rebounds in a losing cause for Southern Methodist on Wednesday, as the Cougars rolled to a 78-67 victory over Southern Methodist at Hofheinz Pavilion.
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Tulsa are 3-7
After playing Texas El Paso are 2-7
After a loss are 3-7
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Southern Miss are 2-6
After playing Houston are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Green Wave at Mustangs trends to consider:
Tulane is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Tulane is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Tulane is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Tulane is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Southern Methodis
Southern Methodist is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tulane
Southern Methodist is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Southern Methodist is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tulane
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Southern Methodist's last 9 games when playing Tulane
Tulane home to Tulsa, Saturday, January 19
Southern Methodist home to Southern Miss, Wednesday, January 16