Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum to play the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
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The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 15-0 and a road record of 3-0. They are 4-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-4. The Pirates have an overall record of 8-8 and a home record of 7-1. They have an over/under record of 5-6 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Nic Moore comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Mustangs. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Ben Moore averages 13.1 points per game in 29.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
B.J. Tyson averages 14.1 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pirates. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Caleb White averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
SMU averages 81.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 8th in the country. They average 41 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 81st with 11.9 per game. The Mustangs allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 138th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.4 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 148th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in the Division 1.
East Carolina averages 69.5 points per game this year which ranks them 226th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 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 152nd in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 180th and 97th respectively. In the turnover department the Pirates rank 177th with 13 per game. The Pirates allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 97th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 84th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 302nd place in the nation. The Pirates force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in college basketball.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-7 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 7-4 against the over/under
East Carolina Pirates Betting Trends
The East Carolina Pirates are 6-4 against the spread
The East Carolina Pirates are 5-6 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
East Carolina Pirates Injuries
12/20/15 C Deng Riak Shoulder out for season
12/20/15 F Marshall Guilmette Undisclosed out for season
01/12/16 F Michael Zangari Shoulder probable Wednesday vs. SMU
Tony's Pick: Take SMU
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