Thursday, February 18, 2016
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Connecticut as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 21-3 and a road record of 6-2. They are 9-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-9. The Huskies have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 8-12 and they are 10-10 against the spread.
Nic Moore comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mustangs. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Ben Moore averages 12.1 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Shonn Miller averages 13.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
SMU averages 79.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 36th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 3rd in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per game which ranks them 42nd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 91st with 11.9 per game. The Mustangs allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 131st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.6 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 143rd place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in the Division 1.
UConn averages 73.8 points per game this year which ranks them 145th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 54th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 126th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 129th and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 38th with 11.1 per game. The Huskies allow 62 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 48th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 95th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 203rd in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 78 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.7 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 119.9 and they assist on 61.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. SMU turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.5%. The Mustangs give up 66.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 77.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 5 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.2 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 110 and 51.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.4%. The Huskies give up 60.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 67.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 9-11 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 11-9 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-10 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-12 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
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/17/16 G Sam Cassell Jr. Shin "?" Thursday vs. SMU
Tony's Pick: Take SMU
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