3* CONFERENCE USA CASH on Tulane +
Tulane vs. Southern Miss,
02/13/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 60 - 71
Point Spread: +11/-101 Tulane
Southern Miss is struggling a little bit after having rolled through the early portion of the Conference USA schedule. They are coming off back-to-back losses as a favorite and a particularly frustrating game in which they allowed Memphis to score 89 points on 55.9% shooting in front of their home crowd. You want to fade home, double digit favorites in February after a home game in which both teams put up 75 or more points. This situation is 38-12 (76%) the last five seasons.
Tulane on the other hand has won two straight both straight up and against the spread. They are shooting the ball well and not turning it over. Plus, this is a solid rebounding team who limits opponents put backs and gets second chances of their own. Tulane is pulling down 11 offensive rebounds per game while opponents only grab seven. You want to take double digit underdogs in February who are giving up less than 9 offensive rebounds per game. These teams are 388-272 (58.8%) since 1997.