Central Florida vs. Tulane - 2/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Tulane (11-15) at Central Florida (14-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Addition Financial Arena)
The Line: Central Florida -8.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Tulane Green Wave (11-15, CONF 3-11) and UCF Knights (14-11, CONF 5-8) face off in an AAC showdown at CFE Arena. The Knights knocked off the Green Wave by 19 points earlier this season.
The Green Wave have really struggled the last month, and coming into this game they have lost nine of the last ten games, The one win for Tulane during that stretch was a shocking one in their last game, knocking off SMU by eight points.
Away from home, the Green Wave are averaging only 63.5 points per game while shooting 39.7 percent from the field. If the Green Wave want a chance to win this game, the offense is going to need to step up.
The Knights have also been up and down this season, but coming into this game they have won three of the last four games. In UCF’s last game they had one of their most impressive wins of the season knocking off the Bearcats in overtime.
The Knights are led by Collin Smith who is averaging 12.4 points, while shooting 44.9 percent from the field
The Green Wave are 2-8 ATS in their last ten games overall. Tulane is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games. Tulane are 2-14-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings against the Knights.
The under is 12-5 in the Knights last 17 games overall. The under is 8-1 in the Knights last nine home games.
This has been a series dominated by UCF, and it should happen again. Look for the Green Wave to struggle to score again, which will lead to a cover and a spread by UCF.