Tulane vs. Southern Methodist - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tulane vs. Southern Methodist - 2/19/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Methodist Mustangs (18-6) at Tulane Green Wave (10-15)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse)

The Line: Tulane Green Wave +7 -- Over/Under: 140.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The SMU Mustangs (18-6, 8-4 CONF) and the Tulane Green Wave (10-15, 2-11 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, February 19th for an American Conference matchup at the Delvin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA. The game will be played at 8:00 PM eastern time. 

SMU is coming off a big, overtime win over Houston at home, 73-72. SMU has now won back-to-back games (UCONN, Houston). SMU has also won three of their last four overall. Tulane is coming off an 82-57 road loss to Wichita State on the road in their last game. Tulane has now lost nine straight, as the Green Wave has really played poorly in conference play. 

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SMU scores 75.9 points per game on 46.5% FG shooting this season. The Mustangs’ leading scorer is G Kendric Davis who scores 15.7 PPG. SMU allows 68.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +7.0 scoring differential this season. SMU also earns 37.7 rebounds, 16.5 assists, 3.2 blocks, and 5.8 steals per game. 

Tulane scores 67.8 points per game on 41.1% FG shooting this season. The Green Wave’s leading scorer is G Teshaun Hightower who averages 15.2 PPG. Tulane gives up 70.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -2.8 point differential so far this season. Tulane also earns 30.8 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 2.4 blocks, and 8.2 steals per game. 

SMU is 13-10-1 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. SMU is also 5-4 ATS on the road so far this season. Tulane is 12-13 ATS this season and 2-8 ATS in their last ten games. Tulane is also 4-7 ATS at home so far this season. In the first meeting between these two teams, SMU won 82-67 at home.

Tulane has been terrible both on the road and at home in American play. With Tulane not covering in eight of their last ten games, there is no way I can take them against an SMU team that is motivated after a big win over Houston. SMU Mustangs -7 is the play for me. 

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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