Thursday, March 3, 2016
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 132.5.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 20-9 and a road record of 6-3. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-14. The Mustangs have an overall record of 24-4 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 11-13 and they are 11-13 against the spread.
Shonn Miller comes into this contest averaging 13 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.9 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for UConn. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Nic Moore averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Ben Moore averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
UConn averages 73.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 58th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 142nd and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 11.1 per game. The Huskies allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 41st place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 213th in the Division 1.
SMU averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 49th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 3rd in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 36th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 131st with 12.3 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 129th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 148th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 216th in college basketball.
The Huskies average 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 6 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 109.7 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.5%. The Huskies give up 62.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 79.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.7 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 118.2 and 61.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.8%. The Mustangs give up 61.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 59.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-12 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-14 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 11-13 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 11-13 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
SMU Mustangs Injuries
12/23/15 G Sedrick Barefield Personal expected to transfer
11/12/15 G Ben Emelogu Knee out for season
01/06/16 G Keith Frazier Personal has left the team
Tony's Pick: Take UConn
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