Thursday, February 25, 2016
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The SMU Mustangs travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 22-4 and a road record of 6-3. They are 9-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-11. The Tigers have an overall record of 15-12 and a home record of 13-5. They have an over/under record of 13-11 and they are 9-15 against the spread.
Nic Moore comes into this contest averaging 16.8 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 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Ben Moore averages 11.9 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Dedric Lawson averages 15 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 9.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Shaq Goodwin averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
SMU averages 78.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 41st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 4th in the country. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game which ranks them 43rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 103rd with 11.9 per game. The Mustangs allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 49th and 152nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 153rd place in the country. They force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in the Division 1.
Memphis averages 77.1 points per game this year which ranks them 73rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 303rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 296th in the nation. They average 41.8 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 76th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 152nd with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 151st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 47th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.2 rebounds a game which ranks 311th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the nation. The Tigers force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 76.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 119.1 and they assist on 61.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.9 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 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.4%. The Mustangs give up 66.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 63.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 75.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 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 11.1 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 102.7 and 57.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Memphis turns it over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.6%. The Tigers give up 64.7 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 9-13 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 11-11 against the over/under
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 9-15 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 13-11 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
Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/04/15 G Raquan Mitchell Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take SMU
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