Saturday, February 18, 2017
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Hofheinz Pavilion to play the Houston Cougars on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 2 point favorites.
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The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 23-4 and a road record of 6-3. They are 15-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-12. The Cougars have an overall record of 18-7 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 10-11 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Semi Ojeleye comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mustangs. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Shake Milton averages 13.6 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Robert Gray Jr. averages 20.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Damyean Dotson averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
SMU averages 73 points per contest this season which ranks them 172nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 76th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 21st in the country. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 33rd with 11.4 per game. The Mustangs allow 58.6 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 77th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 89th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in Division 1.
Houston averages 75.4 points per game this year which ranks them 114th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 78th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 170th and 207th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 6th with 10.2 per game. The Cougars allow 63.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 91st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 43rd place in the nation. The Cougars force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 87th in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 68.1 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 6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 114.3 and they assist on 64% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.9 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 36% of their shots. SMU turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.4%. The Mustangs give up 62.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 76.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 82 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 18.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.6 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 113.5 and 47.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Houston turns it over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.1%. The Cougars give up 60.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 15-5 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 10-12 against the over/under
Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 11-10 against the spread
The Houston Cougars are 10-11 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/17/17 G Dashawn McDowell Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Houston U
Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Houston +2
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