Saturday, February 25, 2017
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The SMU Mustangs head to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to take on the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 5.5 point favorites.
The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 24-4 and a road record of 7-3. They are 16-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Huskies have an overall record of 14-13 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 10-14 against the spread.
Semi Ojeleye comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Mustangs. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Shake Milton averages 13.1 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Jalen Adams averages 15 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Rodney Purvis averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
SMU averages 73.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 167th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 23rd in the country. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 31st with 11.2 per game. The Mustangs allow 58.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 75th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 81st place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 258th in Division 1.
Connecticut averages 66.7 points per game this year which ranks them 297th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 239th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 147th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 103rd and 144th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 101st with 12.4 per game. The Huskies allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 44th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 185th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 108th place in the nation. The Huskies force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 323rd in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 68.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 114.5 and they assist on 63.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.8 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 36% of their shots. SMU turns the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.3%. The Mustangs give up 62.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 67.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.3 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 7.2 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 102.5 and 57.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Huskies give up 60.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 16-5 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 11-12 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-14 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-11 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/24/17 G Dashawn McDowell Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
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
Tony's Pick: Take SMU -5.5
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