UCF at SMU College Basketball Picks & Parlay 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The UCF Knights head to Moody Coliseum to take on the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 10 point favorites.
UCF heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 67.6 points per contest while giving up 62.7 per game. SMU has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 61.1, which is a point differential of 15.7.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 5-2 against the spread this season
The UCF Knights are 1-6 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 4-3 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key UCF Knights Injuries
11/14/17 G B.J. Taylor Knee is out indefinitely
11/10/17 C Collin Smith Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Aubrey Dawkins Shoulder is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
A.J. Davis averages 10.8 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%. Tacko Fall averages 13.4 points per contest while playing 21.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Jarrey Foster averages 13.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Shake Milton scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Knights allow 62.7 points per contest which is 22nd in Division 1. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 181st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 84th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 136th place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in the nation. UCF averages 67.6 points per contest this year, which is 307th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 151st. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 338th in college basketball. They average 39.5 boards per contest and 11.7 assists per game, which ranks them 55th and 310th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 51st with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs give up 61.1 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 74th and 165th in those defensive statistics. They rank 128th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 35th with 31.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Mustangs are 275th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year. SMU is 140th in Division 1 with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 68th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 15.7. They shoot 43% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in D-1. They are 204th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.7 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 18.3. The Mustangs are 285th in turnovers per contest with 12.2.
The Knights are 38th in the country in defensive rating with 91.6, and their offensive rating of 98.8 is ranked 276th. They are 288th in college basketball in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 245th. As a unit they are 247th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 319th in D-1. UCF is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 22nd in the country.
SMU is 240th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 120th in Division 1. The Mustangs are 44th in the nation in defensive rating with 92.6, and their offensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 25th. They are 340th in D-1 in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 38th. As a unit they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 126th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take UCF +10 and under 128 total points
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