SMU at South Florida College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
USF Sun Dome
Get todays College basketball odds and lines on this game.
The SMU Mustangs head to USF Sun Dome to take on the South Florida Bulls on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 8.5 point favorites.
Free $60 in Member College Basketball Picks. No Obligation Click Here
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-14. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 70.3 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. South Florida has an overall record of 9-21. They are averaging 62.8 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of -8.1.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 9-14 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 12-13 against the over/under this year
Important South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 9-16 against the spread this season
The South Florida Bulls are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/07/18 G Shake Milton Hand is out indefinitely
01/24/18 G Jarrey Foster ACL is out for season
01/22/18 F Everett Ray Foot is out for season
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/17 G Troy Holston Knee is out indefinitely
01/21/18 F Tulio Da Silva Left Team is out for season
Jimmy Whitt averages 10.7 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 59%. Ben Emelogu averages 10.3 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
David Collins scores 8.7 points per contest while playing 24.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Payton Banks averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 70.3 points per contest this year, which is 262nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 181st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 24th in Division 1. They average 33.8 boards per contest and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 260th and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 11.8 per game. The Mustangs allow 63.8 points per contest, which is 11th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 148th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 69th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 252nd place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 256th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
South Florida is 345th in the country with 62.8 points per contest this season. They are 321st in the nation in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -8.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 131st in Division 1. They are 291st in the country in rebounding with 33.1 boards per contest and 311th in assists per game with 11.6. The Bulls are 65th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Bulls give up 70.9 points per game, which ranks them 137th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 241st and 97th in those defensive statistics. They rank 258th with 14.4 dimes allowed per game and 164th with 34.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 20th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per contest this year.
The Mustangs are 93rd in the nation in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 73rd. In terms of pace they are 344th in the country with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 122nd. As a team they are 143rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 101st in Division 1. SMU is 215th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 129th in the nation.
South Florida is 21st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 212th in Division 1. The Bulls are 285th in the nation in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 95.5 is ranked 332nd. They are 333rd in D-1 in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 320th. As a unit they are 308th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 269th in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/South Florida college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take SMU -8.5
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks