Men’s Basketball @ Tulane
The Mountaineers suffered a setback to Hampton on Friday evening, falling 82-61 to Hampton. The Pirates are a veteran bunch, having won a game in the NCAA tournament a year ago.
The Mountaineers were in foul trouble most of the game and were victims of a near seven minute scoring drought in the first half. Frank Eaves led the Apps with 22 points.
There was no line for the game, which makes that the second time in three games in which Vegas was caught snoozing. The Apps are 0-1 against the spread, as am I, taking the Apps to cover against Furman.
This afternoon, Tulane sits as a 6.5 point favorite after the line opened at 6. Tulane is 1-2 on the season, with losses to Alabama A&M in overtime and Southern. The Green Wave knocked off Drake on Monday in overtime. Tulane’s offense has improved each game, improving their points scored in each game.
The Apps have struggled mightily on defense. Opponents have managed to shoot 43% from the field and 43% from behind the arc in three games. App will have to dig deep to find wind to turn in a decent defensive performance after being on the road since Thursday.
The Pick: Tulane -6.5