Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Tulane Green Wave Odds
Tulane will look to improve on its 16-9 record on Saturday when they host Southern Methodist in NCAA basketball odds action at Fogelman Arena.
Supporters of the Mustangs have watched them go 13-12 and 13-11 ATS on the year, while the Green Wave are at 16-9 and 9-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Green Wave are 12-5, while the Mustangs have a 5-10-1 mark.
The Mustangs were listed as 6-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 155-rated Southern Methodist taking on the No. 139-rated Green Wave in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-66 win for the Green Wave on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tulane's No. 197-ranked offense, averaging 66.5 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 64 at 61.4 PPG. The Green Wave field goal percentage has averaged 41.4% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, Southern Methodist features the nation's No. 41-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.5 points per game. Tulane, meanwhile, comes in at No. 224 nationally in scoring at home.
Southern Methodist won its last outing, a 61-39 result against Rice on February 9. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. Southern Methodist cruised to victory on Saturday, running Rice out of the gym and running up a 61-39 score at Autry Court.
In their last action, Tulane was a 71-60 loser on the road against Southern Miss. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Josh Davis scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Green Wave to a win (they lost 71-60 to Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Wednesday).
Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing East Carolina are 1-6
After playing Rice are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Rice are 4-6
After playing Southern Miss are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Mustangs at Green Wave trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Southern Methodist is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Southern Methodist is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tulane
Tulane is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Tulane is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Southern Methodist
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tulane's last 8 games
Tulane is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Southern Methodist home to East Carolina, Saturday, February 23
Tulane at Rice, Saturday, February 23