Monday, February 1, 2016
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Monday, February 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 19-1 and a road record of 5-1. They are 7-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-7. The Cougars have an overall record of 15-6 and a home record of 11-2. They have an over/under record of 9-6 and they are 8-7 against the spread.
Nic Moore comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Mustangs. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Ben Moore averages 12.9 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 17.3 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Devonta Pollard averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
SMU averages 80 points per contest this season which ranks them 33rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.4 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 8th in the country. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 113th with 12.1 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 119th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 123rd place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 232nd in the Division 1.
Houston averages 78.6 points per game this year which ranks them 51st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 72nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 210th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 44th and 168th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 35th with 11.1 per game. The Cougars allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 105th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 81st and 4th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 161st and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 77th place in the nation. The Cougars force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 77.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.3 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 120 and they assist on 60.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 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 27% of their shots. SMU turns the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 42.7%. The Mustangs give up 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 80.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.1 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 114.3 and 47% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.8 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 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Houston turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.8%. The Cougars give up 65.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-9 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 9-7 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 8-7 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 9-6 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
01/31/16 G Nic Moore Shoulder probable Monday vs. Houston U
01/06/16 G Keith Frazier Personal has left the team
Houston Cougars Injuries
01/31/16 G Robert Gray Jr. Ankle injured last game, "?" Monday vs. SMU
Guy's Pick: Take SMU
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