Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The SMU Mustangs head to Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 7.5 point favorites.
The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 19-4 and a road record of 4-3. They are 12-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-9. The Golden Hurricane have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 13-7 against the spread.
Semi Ojeleye comes into this contest averaging 17.7 points per game while playing 33 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 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Shake Milton averages 13.7 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Junior Etou averages 12.6 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Hurricane. He grabs 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jaleel Wheeler averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
SMU averages 73.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 162nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 68th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 19th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 11.1 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 13th and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 264th in Division 1.
Tulsa averages 69.6 points per game this year which ranks them 248th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 218th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 142nd and 282nd respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Hurricane rank 328th with 15.4 per game. The Golden Hurricane allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 56th and 92nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 59th place in the nation. The Golden Hurricane force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 67.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 22 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 115.1 and they assist on 64% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. 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 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.7%. The Mustangs give up 64.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 56.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Hurricane score 72.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.5 points per game. The Golden Hurricane have a rating on offense of 100.3 and 50.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 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 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Tulsa turns it over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.5%. The Golden Hurricane give up 68.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 12-4 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 9-9 against the over/under
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 13-7 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 10-10 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/01/17 G Jarrey Foster Undisclosed "?"
Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take SMU -7.5
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