Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
The Huskies come into this game with an overall record of 7-10 and a road record of 1-4. They are 5-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-8. The Mustangs have an overall record of 15-4 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 7-7 and they are 9-4 against the spread.
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Huskies. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Rodney Purvis averages 12.6 points per game in 37.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Connecticut. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Semi Ojeleye averages 17.6 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Shake Milton averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Connecticut averages 64.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 324th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 276th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 315th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game which ranks them 99th and 218th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 117th with 12.8 per game. The Huskies allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 37th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 234th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 68th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 308th in Division 1.
SMU averages 72.8 points per game this year which ranks them 174th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 76th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 53rd respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 52nd with 11.9 per game. The Mustangs allow 59.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 77th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 27.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the nation. The Mustangs force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in college basketball.
The Huskies average 65.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 98.6 and they assist on 54.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 6.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.5%. The Huskies give up 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 11 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.6 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 114.2 and 60.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 63.8 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 35% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.4%. The Mustangs give up 55.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-9 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-8 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 9-4 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 7-7 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take SMU
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