Sunday, March 6, 2016
Fifth Third Arena
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 133.
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The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 25-4 and a road record of 7-3. They are 12-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-13. The Bearcats have an overall record of 21-9 and a home record of 13-3. They have an over/under record of 9-17 and they are 11-15 against the spread.
Nic Moore comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mustangs. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Ben Moore averages 11.9 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Troy Caupain averages 12.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bearcats. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Gary Clark averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
SMU averages 78.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 45th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game which ranks them 38th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 12.2 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 134th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 144th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in the Division 1.
Cincinnati averages 72.8 points per game this year which ranks them 165th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 193rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 151st in the nation. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per contest which ranks them 47th and 38th respectively. In the turnover department the Bearcats rank 44th with 11.2 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 244th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 87th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 51st place in the nation. The Bearcats force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 75.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 18 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 118.2 and they assist on 62% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. SMU turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.4%. The Mustangs give up 66.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bearcats score 81.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.8 points per game. The Bearcats have a rating on offense of 108.9 and 61.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Cincinnati turns it over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 11.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.3%. The Bearcats give up 63.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 12-13 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 12-13 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-15 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-17 against the over/under
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
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
03/05/16 G Farad Cobb Knee "?" Sunday vs. SMU
03/05/16 F Shaquille Thomas Groin "?" Sunday vs. SMU
Guy's Pick: Take SMU
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