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College basketball point spread favors Golden Panthers in battle with Green Wave

Tulane Green WaveFlorida International Golden Panthers
16-13March 02, 2014, 02:00 | U.S. Century Bank Arena13-16

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Green Wave of Tulane hit the hard court against the Golden Panthers of Florida International.

Florida International will face the 16-13 Green Wave, who own a 13-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Golden Panthers are 10-10 on the OU so far this season while the Green Wave are 6-17.

View Tulane Green Wave vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Golden Panthers as -5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 168-rated Golden Panthers and the No. 199-ranked Green Wave, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Tulane was a 72-64 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida Atlantic. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Tulane got 21 points from Jonathan Stark en route to a 72-64 victory over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Florida International lost its last outing, a 78-66 result against Southern Miss on February 27. They covered in that game as a 16.5-point underdog. Marco Porcher Jimenez scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Panthers to a win (they lost 78-66 to Southern Miss at Reed Green Coliseum on Thursday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Green Wave is ranked No. 171 in NCAA hoops at 34.17 per game. Contrast that with Florida International’s No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida International is the No. 231-ranked team in the country at 4.72 per game, while Tulane rates No. 140 at 5.97 per game.

Next up:
Tulane home to Southern Miss, Thursday, March 6th
Florida International at Florida Atlantic, Thursday, March 6th