Sunday, February 12, 2017
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Sunday, February 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 4.5 point favorites.
The Bearcats come into this game with an overall record of 22-2 and a road record of 6-1. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-10. The Mustangs have an overall record of 21-4 and a home record of 14-0. They have an over/under record of 9-11 and they are 14-4 against the spread.
Kyle Washington comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 24.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bearcats. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 63%. Jacob Evans averages 13.5 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Cincinnati. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Semi Ojeleye averages 18.1 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Shake Milton averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Cincinnati averages 77 points per contest this season which ranks them 74th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 168th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 60th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 10.5 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 81st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 81st and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in Division 1.
SMU averages 73.2 points per game this year which ranks them 166th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 80th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 22nd in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 33rd with 11.4 per game. The Mustangs allow 58.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 62nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 65th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in college basketball.
The Bearcats average 63.9 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 113.9 and they assist on 59.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Cincinnati turns the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.1%. The Bearcats give up 58.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 57.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 77.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 26.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 114.2 and 63.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.3%. The Mustangs give up 55.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 49.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-9 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-10 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 14-4 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 9-11 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
02/11/17 C Nysier Brooks Knee doubtful Sunday vs. SMU
SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/11/17 G Dashawn McDowell Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati
Tony's Pick: Take SMU -4.5
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