SMU at Tulane - 1/15/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Tulane Green Wave (7-7) vs SMU Mustangs (12-4)
Game Info: Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse)
Betting Odds: Tulane Green Wave +2 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The SMU Mustangs will travel to play the Tulane Green Wave in an American Athletic Conference game on Saturday.
The SMU Mustangs are 12-4 (3-1) this season and have won nine of their last ten games. SMU is coming off of a win against South Florida by a score of 77-65 in their last game. SMU shot 50.9% from the field and made 9 three pointers in the win. Marcus Weathers led the Mustangs with 17 points and 6 rebounds in the game. SMU is averaging 77.1 points per game and is giving up 68.4 points per game against, while also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Kendric Davis is averaging 20.9 points per game and 5.1 assists per game, while Marcus Weathers is averaging 10.6 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game for the Mustangs. SMU is shooting 45.6% on field goals, 74% on free throws, and 36.9% on three pointers.
The Tulane Green Wave are 7-7 (4-1) this season and have won four of their last five games. Tulane defeated Wichita State by a score of 68-67 in their last game. Tulane took the lead via a Kevin Cross layup with 1:53 left and hung on for the win. Jaylen Forbes led the Green Wave with 20 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Tulane is averaging 72.7 points per game and is giving up 71.9 points per game against, while also averaging 31.1 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game. Jalen Cook is averaging 19.3 points per game and 3.6 assists per game, while Jaylen Forbes is averaging 15.4 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Green Wave. Tulane is shooting 44.5% on field goals, 73% on free throws, and 36.3% on three pointers.
SMU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games and 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 road games. The over is 5-1 in SMU’s last 6 road games. Tulane is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 5-2 in Tulane’s last 7 home games. The home team is 11-5-1 ATS in these two teams last 17 meetings.
It is surprising to see Tulane in second place in the conference standings, but they have played well in the conference. SMU has also played well to start the season and is the better team in a lot of statistics. With this in mind, I am taking SMU on the road.