Thursday, November 17, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Madison Square Garden to play the SMU Mustangs on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 5 point favorites. The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 2-0. The Mustangs have an overall record of 2-0 and a home record of 2-0.
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Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jamel Artis averages 19 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Semi Ojeleye averages 22 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Jarrey Foster averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 80% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Pittsburgh averages 96 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 98th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 133rd in the country. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 250th with 16 per game. The Panthers allow 85 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 280th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 165th and 67th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38 rebounds a game which ranks 204th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 165th place in the country. They force 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 292nd in Division 1.
SMU averages 81.5 points per game this year which ranks them 91st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 27.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 70th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 92nd in the nation. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 43rd and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 246th with 16 per game. The Mustangs allow 54 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the country. They also allow a 32% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc ranking them 31st and 77th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 26.5 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 8 assists per contest which puts them in 32nd place in the nation. The Mustangs force 18.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 31st in college basketball.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 0-1 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 1-0 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 1-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 1-0 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take SMU -5
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