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Green Wave open as college hoops underdog vs Wildcats

Tulane Kansas State
7-6December 31, 1969, 07:00 |8-3

A key college battle sees the visiting Tulane Green Wave travelling to Kansas State Saturday to take on the Wildcats.

The Green Wave will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 4-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 5-4 ATS. Tulane is 2-5 against the total, while Kansas State is 1-8 versus the number.

View Tulane Green Wave vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Green Wave were listed as 13.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 76-ranked Wildcats and the No. 277-rated Green Wave in this matchup.

Tulane won its last outing, a 65-62 result against Northeastern on December 22. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. The Green Wave got 20 points from Louis Dabney as Tulane ran past Northeastern 65-62 on Sunday at Devlin Fieldhouse.

Kansas State was a 72-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Gonzaga. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Kansas State got 14 points from Thomas Gipson en route to a 72-62 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas State has the nation's No. 228-rated offensive output, at 66.55 PPG. The visiting Green Wave defense ranks No. 191 allowing on average 73.31 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 41.35% so far, less than the Green Wave marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

A few Green Wave at Wildcats trends to consider:
Tulane is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Tulane home to Hofstra, Thursday, January 2nd
Kansas State at George Washington, Tuesday, December 31st