SMU at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena to play the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has TCU as 4 point favorites.
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SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 17.7 as they are averaging 74.0 points per game while giving up 56.3 per contest. TCU has an overall mark of 8-0. They are averaging 86.9 points per contest and giving up 70.1, which is a point differential of 16.8.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 3-2 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 4-4 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 5-3 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarrey Foster averages 14.7 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%. Shake Milton averages 18.7 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Desmond Bane averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Vladimir Brodziansky averages 14.4 points per game while playing 24.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs allow 56.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 56th and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 62nd, and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the country. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 279th in college basketball. SMU averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 202nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 17.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 163rd. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 25th in D-1. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 170th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 312th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Horned Frogs surrender 70.1 points per contest, which ranks them 141st in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 204th and 136th in those defensive statistics. They rank 315th with 16.5 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 28.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Horned Frogs are 195th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. TCU is 26th in Division 1 with 86.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in the country in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 16.8. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 34th in the nation. They are 132nd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.8 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 20.1. The Horned Frogs are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Mustangs are 46th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 87 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 348th in the country with 64.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 120th. As a team they are 155th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 161st in Division 1. SMU is 282nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 75th in the nation.
TCU is 200th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 218th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 29th in the country in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 94.3 is ranked 90th. In terms of pace they are 64th in Division 1 with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 10th. As a team they are 16th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 212th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take TCU -4
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