Tulane vs Memphis Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/11/24

Memphis (17-6) vs Tulane (13-9)

Game Info: Sunday, February 11, 2024 at 2:00 pm (FedExForum)

Betting Odds: Memphis -8.5 -- Over/Under: 167.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Memphis Tigers will host the Tulane Green Wave for an AAC matchup this Sunday from the FedExForum on ESPN2. Memphis leads the all-time series, 61-15, and they enter as 8.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 167.5. Stay tuned for our Tulane vs Memphis Prediction. 

Tulane Green Wave Preview

Tulane moved to 13-9 after defeating Temple in New Orleans, 92-80. The Green Wave capitalized on the favorable matchup at home, and they’ll look to avoid a fourth straight road loss here in Memphis. Tulane is scoring 85.1 points per game, on 48.8% shooting, while allowing 78.1 ppg, and they’re currently 8th in the AAC with a 4-6 record in conference play. The Green Wave are 4-6 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 2-4 on the road this season. 

Tulane Team Profile

  • Ron Hunter’s team operates at one of the fastest paces in the country, averaging 77.9 possessions per game (7th), and they’ve complimented it well by knocking down 35.9% of their three-point shots (84th). 
  • Veteran forward Kevin Cross has gone for 27 points in both wins over SMU and Tulane, and and he leads Tulane in scoring (18.4), rebounding (7.6), and assists (4.5). 
  • Senior guard Jaylen Forbes (14.0) picked up an injury in the Temple matchup, and his status should be monitored for Sunday. 
  • Junior swingman Sion James led the way with 22 points in the January 21st win over Memphis, and he’s averaging 14.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg. 
  • Baton Rouge native Collin Holloway chipped in 21 points against Temple, and he’s up to 12.7 ppg and 4.4 rpg. 


Memphis Tigers Preview

Memphis improved to 17-6 after defeating Temple in Philadelphia, 84-77. The Tigers used a strong first period to down the Owls, and they'll look to avenge a narrow January loss to the Green Wave this Sunday. Memphis is scoring 80.4 points per game, on 46.1% shooting, while allowing 75.1 ppg, and they’re currently 6th in the AAC with a 6-4 record in league play. The Tigers are 6-4 over their last ten games, and they’re 9-2 in Memphis this season.

Memphis Team Profile

  • Penny Hardaway’s squad likes to play fast, averaging 74.3 possessions per game (55th), and they’ve been solid from the outside, knocking down 35.3% of their three-point shots (111th).  
  • St. John’s transfer David Jones recorded a 23-point double-double in the win over Temple, and he leads Memphis in scoring (21.9) and rebounding (7.0). 
  • Veteran guard Jahvon Quinerly has tallied six dimes or more in five of the last seven games, and he’s averaging 13.4 ppg and a team-leading 4.9 apg.
  • Harlem native Nae’Qwan Tomlin has reached double figures in six of the previous seven games, and he’s averaging 10.4 ppg and 5.8 rpg. 

Tulane vs Memphis Trends

  • TUL is 10-10-1 against the spread, with a 12-8-1 O/U record.
  • MEM is 7-16 ATS, with a 13-10 over/under record.

Tulane vs Memphis Prediction

Revenge could be in line this Sunday in the Home of Blues, as Memphis likely hasn’t forgotten about a narrow loss suffered in New Orleans Tulane last month. Memphis has shaken off a cold stretch with a pair of victories, but this feels like a big number to give a Green Wave team that needs to win now, and there’s a chance we’re in for another shootout. Both schools prefer to push the pace and trend well with the Over, so let’s back that for this AAC matchup.

Corey’s Pick TUL/MEM To Go Over

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