The No. 2 seed Memphis Tigers (24-8, 13-5 AAC) will square off in the AAC Tournament against the No. 3 seed Tulane Green Wave (20-10, 12-6 AAC) on Saturday at Dickies Arena, starting at 5:30 PM.
Saturday’s matchup between the Tigers and the Green Wave features the Tigers as 6-point favorites. The over/under for the game is set at 162.
Memphis vs. Tulane Odds
Point Spread for Memphis vs. Tulane
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with oddsmakers listing Memphis as the favorite.
Memphis vs. Tulane Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Memphis has -267 odds to pick up the win, while Tulane is listed at +215 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 162 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
- Game Time: 5:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Fort Worth, Texas
- Arena: Dickies Arena
Memphis vs. Tulane Betting Trends
Memphis has played 32 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Tigers have come away with 21 wins in the 24 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Memphis has hit the over in 60% of its opportunities this year (18 times in 30 games with a set point total).
Tulane is 13-17-0 against the spread this year. The Green Wave have a 4-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 57.1% of those games). Tulane’s games this year have hit the over on 20 of 30 set point totals (66.7%).
Memphis vs. Tulane Key Players to Watch
DeAndre Williams paces his squad in rebounds per game (7.8), and also averages 17.6 points and 2.9 assists. Defensively, he delivers 1.5 steals and 1 block. Elijah McCadden puts up 7.6 points, 4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 54.4% from the field. Chandler Lawson puts up 4.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game. At the other end, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
Jaylen Forbes is posting 18.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 42.8% of his shots from the field and 39% from 3-point range, with 2.9 triples per game. Kevin Cross is the Green Wave’s top rebounder (6.7 per game), and he averages 14.9 points and 4.2 assists. Sion James is averaging 9.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest, making 49% of his shots from the field.
What you need to know about the Memphis Tigers
Memphis is 7-10-2 ATS in conference play this season. The Tigers are giving up 72.7 points per game this year (261st-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really thrived on offense, scoring 79.5 points per game (22nd-best). So far this year, Memphis is averaging 31.7 rebounds per game (184th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 31.2 rebounds per contest (188th-ranked).
With 5.9 threes per game, Memphis ranks 320th in the nation. It has a 34.9% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 143rd in college basketball. With 8.1 treys conceded per game, the Tigers rank 287th in the country. They are ceding a 31.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 51st in college basketball.
The Tigers are 5-4-1 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 contests. Memphis has gone over the total in five of its past 10 contests. On offense, Memphis has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 78.8 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 79.5 it has racked up over the course of this year. The last 10 games have seen Memphis allow 1.2 more points per game (73.9) than its season-long average (72.7).
What you need to know about the Tulane Green Wave
Tulane’s conference games have hit the over 15 out of 19 times this year. In 2022-23, the Green Wave are 14th-best in the country on offense (80.8 points scored per game) but 22nd-worst defensively (76.6 points conceded). Tulane is 294th in the nation in rebounds per game (29.7) and -3-worst in rebounds conceded (37.1).
Tulane is 116th in college basketball in 3-pointers made (7.9 per game) and 172nd in 3-point percentage (34.4%). In 2022-23, the Green Wave are third-worst in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (9.4 per game) and 279th in defensive 3-point percentage (35.4%).
The Green Wave have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 7-3 overall in their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Tulane has hit the over seven times. Tulane is averaging 79.8 points per contest over its previous 10 games, which is one fewer point than its average for the season (80.8). The Green Wave are ceding 79.2 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 76.6 points allowed.
Memphis vs. Tulane Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Memphis, and we project that Memphis will cover the spread (Memphis -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 162 points.
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