Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Shockers versus the Green Wave? Tip off is at at 9:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans, LA. The over/under for this American Athletic conference contest is set at 155 points, with Tulane being favored by -3.5 at home against Wichita State.

WICHITA STATE SHOCKERS VS TULANE GREEN WAVE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tulane Green Wave -3.5

This game will be played at Devlin Fieldhouse at 9:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.

WHY BET THE TULANE GREEN WAVE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-66 in favor of the Green Wave.
  • Not only will Tulane pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Wichita State Pull Off a Road Win?

Wichita State has struggled on the road this season, going 3-9 compared to 9-7 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -4.0 compared to +1.5 at home. So far, they have been the underdog in 14 games, going just 2-12.

Recently, the Shockers have gone 1-2 on the road, and they enter this game on a three-game win streak. They are 13-17 overall, and their record in the American Athletic Conference is 5-11.

As the underdog this season, Wichita State has gone 4-9-1 against the spread. On the road, the Shockers have an ATS mark of 4-7-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Wichita State has a 4-5-1 record vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Wichita State games is 13-15. So far, 23 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 155. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Wichita State offense tallied 87 points in a matchup against Rice. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.6%, and they made 14 threes. Colby Rogers led the scoring for the Shockers, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Harlond Beverly chipped in with 23 points.

In terms of defense, Wichita State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the Wichita State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Rice knocked down 14 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.

Can the Green Wave Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

At home, Tulane has an average scoring margin of +5.2 points per game, and they are 9-8 at home this season. Over their last ten home games, the Green Wave have gone 4-6.

On the season, Tulane is 13-16, and they have lost their last seven games. In American Athletic Conference play, the Green Wave are 4-13, compared to 9-3 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Tulane has gone 7-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Green Wave have an ATS mark of 5-5. At home, their ATS record is 7-10 this year and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.

On the season, the over/under record in Tulane games is 17-10-1 with an average over/under line of 157.4 and average score of 162.5. Today’s line of 155 is lower than the average OU line in their games, and 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 154 points.

Against South Florida, the Tulane had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 82.2 points per game. They scored 72 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.6% in the game. Jaylen Forbes was the leading scorer for the Green Wave, putting up 24 points. In addition, Sion James contributed 14 points.

Looking at the Tulane defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 80.2 points per game (334th). In their previous game vs. South Florida, the Bulls finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 85 points vs. Tulane.