Sunday, February 7, 2016
USF Sun Dome
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The SMU Mustangs travel to USF Sun Dome to play the South Florida Bulls on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has SMU as 16 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 19-2 and a road record of 5-2. They are 7-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8. The Bulls have an overall record of 5-19 and a home record of 3-11. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 10-9 against the spread.
Nic Moore comes into this contest averaging 15.7 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 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 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 15 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Bulls. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Angel Nunez averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
SMU averages 79.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 35th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 11th in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per game which ranks them 32nd and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 107th with 12.1 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 135th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 216th in the Division 1.
South Florida averages 63.2 points per game this year which ranks them 334th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -7.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 273rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 27% which is good for 350th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 9.7 assists per contest which ranks them 42nd and 343rd respectively. In the turnover department the Bulls rank 329th with 14.8 per game. The Bulls allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 144th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 151st and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 223rd place in the nation. The Bulls force 8.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 76.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 119.2 and they assist on 60.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.6 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 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.7%. The Mustangs give up 67.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulls score 64.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -8.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -4.9 points per game. The Bulls have a rating on offense of 94.1 and 41.6% 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 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. South Florida turns it over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 35.3%. The Bulls give up 69.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 72.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-10 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 9-8 against the over/under
South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 10-9 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 10-9 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
South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/14/15 G Roddy Peters Foot out indefinitely
12/05/15 G Troy Holston Jr ACL out for season
02/03/16 F Chris Perry Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take SMU
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