SMU at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The SMU Mustangs head to Capital One Arena to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has Georgetown as 5.5 point favorites.
SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 6-4. They currently have a point differential of 6.6 as they are averaging 75.1 points per game while giving up 68.5 per contest. Georgetown has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 79.0 points per game and surrendering 74.0, good for a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 3-7-0 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 7-2-1 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 6-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jahmal McMurray comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 74%. Ethan Chargois averages 13.8 points per contest in 26.2 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Jessie Govan scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. James Akinjo averages 13.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 75.1 points per contest, which is 173rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 133rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 151st in the nation. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 229th and 105th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.7 per game. The Mustangs allow 68.5 points per contest, which is 111th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 264th and 317th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 15.4 assists per game which puts them in 305th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 91st in the nation with 79.0 points per contest this season. They are 125th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 143rd in the NCAA. They are 76th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.0 boards per contest and 38th in assists per game with 16.9. The Hoyas are 82nd in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Hoyas give up 74.0 points per game, which ranks them 236th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 171st and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 244th with 14.1 dimes allowed per game and 77th with 32.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoyas are 126th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Mustangs are 38th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.8. In terms of pace they are 337th in the country with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 117th. As a team they are 142nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 98th in Division 1. SMU is 273rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions.
Georgetown is 94th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions. The Hoyas have an offensive rating of 106, which is ranked 153rd. They are 86th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 134th. As a unit they are 97th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 201st in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take SMU +5.5
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