The South Florida Bulls (8-12, 1-6 AAC), who are currently riding a five-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they head to Fogelman Arena in Devlin Fieldhouse to square off with the Tulane Green Wave (10-9, 2-5 AAC). Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
South Florida Bulls vs. Tulane Green Wave Odds Preview
The Bulls got blown out by the No. 25 Houston Cougars in their last matchup, 68-49. South Florida’s Michael Durr finished with eight points and six rebounds in the contest. Houston had a turnover percentage of 11.8 (better than their season average of 15.0). South Florida, on the other hand, had a free throw rate of 0.261 (above their season average of 0.227).
The last time the Green Wave took the court, they were blown out by the East Carolina Pirates, 81-62. With 14 points and 13 rebounds, Christion Thompson played well for Tulane. East Carolina did a fantastic job of making free throws (19-27; 70.4 percent). Tulane, meanwhile, forced the Pirates into a turnover percentage of 21.6 (above their season average of 17.2).
Ball security could play an integral role in this matchup. Tulane commits the 58th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 17.2 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of South Florida forces the 14th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 25.0 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Bulls won both matchups last season. In the most recent matchup, South Florida won 75-70. The Bulls played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenal offensive rebounding percentage of 47.5 and a turnover percentage of 15.6. The Green Wave had marks of 35.3 and 17.5, respectively, for those same stats.
South Florida Bulls at Tulane Green Wave Free Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Tulane, ATS Winner – Tulane, O/U – Over
South Florida ranks 86th in assists allowed per game (11.8) while Tulane ranks 228th (15.7).
The Green Wave have been outscored by an average of 8.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Tulane has defeated opponents by an average of 0.7 points.
During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 53.8 points per game (8.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 61.8 points per game (0.5 below their season average).