Stanford at SMU Free College Basketball Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/18/2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
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The Stanford Cardinal travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Monday, December 19, 2016.
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The Cardinal come into this game with an overall record of 7-3 and a road record of 0-1. They are 5-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6. The Mustangs have an overall record of 8-3 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 3-4 and they are 4-3 against the spread.
Reid Travis comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinal. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Dorian Pickens averages 12.8 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Stanford. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Semi Ojeleye averages 17.5 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Shake Milton averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Stanford averages 67.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 271st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 226th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 322nd in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game which ranks them 96th and 229th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 14.3 per game. The Cardinal allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 68th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 36th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in Division 1.
SMU averages 72.8 points per game this year which ranks them 164th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 101st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 98th in the nation. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per contest which ranks them 31st and 54th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 119th with 12.8 per game. The Mustangs allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 43rd and 131st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 66th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in college basketball.
The Cardinal average 67.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 63.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Cardinal have an offensive rating of 98.1 and they assist on 53.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Stanford turns the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.2%. The Cardinal give up 68 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 76.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21.9 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 110.8 and 61.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 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 33% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.7%. The Mustangs give up 54.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 58.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Stanford Cardinal Betting Trends
The Stanford Cardinal are 5-4 against the spread
The Stanford Cardinal are 3-6 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-3 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 3-4 against the over/under
Stanford Cardinal Injuries
No key injuries to report
SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take SMU
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