Planning on watching today’s Blazers and Green Wave game? Catch the action at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA, as the Green Wave hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN2. This American Athletic conference matchup has an over/under of 161.5 points, and Tulane is favored to win by -2.5 at home vs. UAB.

UAB BLAZERS VS TULANE GREEN WAVE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tulane Green Wave -2.5

This game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse at 4:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE TULANE GREEN WAVE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Green Wave.
  • Not only will Tulane pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can UAB Grab a Win on the Road?

UAB comes into this game as a road underdog, as they are getting 2.5 points against Tulane. On the season, UAB has a record of 17-9, including a 9-4 mark in American Athletic Conference play. They have gone 5-5 on the road compared to 11-4 at home, and their average scoring margin on the road is -1.8.

Over their last 10 games on the road, UAB has gone 5-5, and they are 6-4 this season as an underdog. In their most recent game, they lost to Rice by a score of 94-71. So far this year, UAB has been the underdog in 10 of their 26 games.

As the underdog this season, UAB has a strong ATS record of 9-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Blazers are 9-1 vs. the spread. On the road, UAB has an ATS mark of 6-4 this year and they are 3-0 ATS in their last three road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for UAB games sits at 15-10. The average scoring total in their games is 152 points, while the average over/under line is 148.4. Today’s line of 161.5 is higher than the average OU line for their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 143 points.

Compared to their season average of 76.6 points per game, UAB struggled in their previous game. Against Rice, the Blazers scored 71 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 34.4%. Leading UAB in scoring vs. Rice was Yaxel Lendenborg with his 16 points. Efrem Johnson also added 13 points for the Blazers.

The Blazers’ defense is presently ranked 258th nationally, allowing an average of 75.3 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.4 threes per game vs. Tulane. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.2%.

Will the Green Wave Make it Happen at Home?

After losing three straight games, Tulane will look to get back on track at home against UAB. So far this season, the Green Wave have gone 9-6 at home compared to 3-6 on the road. They have also been much better as the favorite, going 11-3 compared to 1-9 as the underdog.

On the year, Tulane is averaging 6.9 points per game better than their opponents at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 6-4. In their most recent game, the Green Wave lost to East Carolina by a score of 81-67.

When looking at Tulane’s ATS record this season, they are currently 10-14. At home, their ATS mark is 7-8 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 161.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Tulane’s games this season (157.8). So far, 17 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1-1 and the average scoring total is 160 points.

The Tulane offense is coming off a game in which they scored 67 points vs. East Carolina. Overall their field goal percentage was 46.7% while connecting on 8 threes. Jaylen Forbes was the leading scorer for the Green Wave, putting up 21 points. In addition, Sion James contributed 12 points.

So far, the Green Wave’s defense is ranked 327th in the country at 80.1 points per contest. The Tulane defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 81 points and allowed East Carolina to connect on 11 threes.