SMU at Tulane College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has SMU as 8.5 point favorites.
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SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.6 as they are averaging 75.5 points per game while giving up 58.9 per contest. Tulane has an overall mark of 10-4. They are averaging 76.4 points per contest and giving up 70.8, which is a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 5-4 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 3-6 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shake Milton averages 16.7 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jarrey Foster averages 13.7 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Melvin Frazier averages 17 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Cameron Reynolds averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 75.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 161st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 78th. Behind the arc they shoot 42%, which is good for 7th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 184th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 263rd with 12.4 per game. The Mustangs allow 58.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 44th and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 39th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 89th place in college basketball. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 142nd in the country with 76.4 points per game this year. They are 120th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 99th in college basketball. They are 139th in the nation in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 38th in assists per contest with 17.1. The Green Wave are 103rd in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Green Wave surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 153rd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 116th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 83rd with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 238th with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Green Wave are 107th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game this season.
The Mustangs are 35th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.8, and their defensive rating of 89.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 342nd in the country with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 45th. As a team they are 60th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 143rd in Division 1. SMU is 220th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 21.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 71st in the nation.
Tulane is 103rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 84th in Division 1. The Green Wave are 109th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.2, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 179th. They are 81st in D-1 in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 113th. As a unit they are 105th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 164th in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tulane +8.5
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