Tulane vs Wichita State Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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The No. 3 seed Tulane Green Wave (19-10, 12-6 AAC) and the No. 6 seed Wichita State Shockers (17-14, 9-9 AAC) meet in the AAC Tournament Friday at Dickies Arena. Gametime is at 9:30 PM.

Tulane is a small 2.5-point favorite against Wichita State when the Green Wave hit the court against the Shockers on Friday. A 150.5-point total is set for the game.

Tulane vs. Wichita State Odds

Point Spread for Tulane vs. Wichita State

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Tulane as the favorite.

Tulane vs. Wichita State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Tulane has -143 odds to pick up the win, while Wichita State is listed at +120 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 150.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Arena: Dickies Arena

Tulane vs. Wichita State Betting Trends

Tulane is 12-17-0 against the spread this season. The Green Wave have been victorious in 14, or 66.7%, of the 21 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Tulane’s games this year have hit the over 61.3% of the time (19 out of 31 games with a set point total).

Wichita State has 15 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Shockers have gone 5-9 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 35.7% of those games). Wichita State’s games this season have hit the over on 18 of 31 set point totals (58.1%).

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Tulane vs. Wichita State Key Players to Watch


Jaylen Forbes averages 18.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, shooting 42.7% from the floor and 39% from beyond the arc with 2.9 made 3-pointers per game. Kevin Cross leads his squad in rebounds per game (6.4), and also averages 14.6 points and 4.2 assists. At the other end, he delivers 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Sion James averages 9.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest, shooting 49% from the floor.

Wichita State

Craig Porter Jr. leads the Shockers in rebounding (6.2 per game) and assists (4.7), and averages 13.3 points. He also posts 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocked shots. Jaykwon Walton is posting team highs in points (13.9 per game) and assists (1.9). And he is delivering 5.2 rebounds, making 53.7% of his shots from the floor and 39% from 3-point range, with 1.4 triples per game. Kenny Pohto is posting 8.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, making 50% of his shots from the field. James Rojas is putting up a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game. And he is contributing 10.2 points and 1.3 assists, making 47.7% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the Tulane Green Wave

So far this season, 14 out of Tulane’s 18 AAC games have hit the over. The Green Wave have had to lean on their offense, which ranks 14th-best in the nation (80.8 points per game), as they rank 22nd-worst in college basketball on defense with only 76.6 points allowed per contest. Tulane ranks 300th in the country with 29.4 rebounds per game, but it is giving up 36.9 rebounds per game, which ranks -3-worst in college basketball.

So far this season, Tulane is draining 7.8 three-pointers per game (127th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 34.3% (175th-ranked) from downtown. The Green Wave are giving up 9.4 threes per game (third-worst in college basketball), and they are allowing a 35.2% three-point percentage (270th-ranked) to their opponents.

The Green Wave are 5-5 against the spread and 7-3 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Tulane has hit the over seven times. Tulane has been scoring 81.1 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 80.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. The last 10 games have seen Tulane give up four more points per game (80.6) than its season-long average (76.6).

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What you need to know about the Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State has put together a 9-7-3 ATS record so far this season in conference play. At 70.8 points scored per game and 68 points allowed, the Shockers are 196th in college basketball offensively and 119th defensively. In 2022-23, Wichita State is 87th in the nation in rebounds (33.3 per game) and 193rd in rebounds conceded (31.3).

Beyond the arc, Wichita State is 276th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (6.5). It is 17th-worst in 3-point percentage at 30.6%. Giving up 8.2 3-pointers per game and conceding 33.5% from downtown, the Shockers are 291st and 163rd in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Shockers are 6-3-1 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 games, Wichita State has gone over the total eight times. Over its past 10 games, Wichita State is scoring 76.1 points per game, 5.3 more than its season average (70.8). While the Shockers are surrendering 68 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their previous 10 games, allowing 72.5 points per contest.

Tulane vs. Wichita State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Tulane, and we project that Wichita State will cover the spread (Tulane -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 150.5 points.

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How to bet Tulane vs. Wichita State

You can bet on Tulane vs. Wichita State at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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