SMU at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
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The SMU Mustangs travel to BB&T Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 8 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 15.4 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 59.8 per game. Cincinnati has an overall mark of 13-2. They are averaging 79.2 points per contest and giving up 58.7, which is a point differential of 20.5.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 5-5 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-6 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-9 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
01/06/18 F Ethan Chargois Illness is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
01/06/18 G Cane Broome Ankle is "?" Sunday vs SMU
Shake Milton averages 17.2 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Jarrey Foster averages 13.9 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jacob Evans averages 13.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Gary Clark averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 42%, which is good for 8th in the country. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 203rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 280th with 12.2 per game. The Mustangs allow 59.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 122nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 36th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 94th place in college basketball. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 80th in the country with 79.2 points per game this year. They are 82nd in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 20.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in college basketball. They are 19th in the nation in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game, and 32nd in assists per contest with 17.3. The Bearcats are 190th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Bearcats surrender 58.7 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 95th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 10.3 assists allowed per contest and 41st with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 321st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game this season.
The Mustangs are 35th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 91 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 342nd in the country with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 54th. As a team they are 72nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 172nd in Division 1. SMU is 232nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 82nd in the nation.
Cincinnati is 223rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 7th in the nation. The Bearcats are 45th in the country in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 84.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 221st in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 95th. As a team they are 110th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 254th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Cincinnati -8
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