Southern Miss at SMU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
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The Southern Miss Golden Eagles travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 11 point favorites.
Southern Miss comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 14-17. They had a point differential of -1.4 as they averaged 70.6 points per game while giving up 72.0 per contest. SMU had an overall record of 16-15 last season. They averaged 69.5 points per game and surrendered 64.1, good for a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Southern Miss Golden Eagles Betting Trends
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were 15-14-0 against the spread last season
The Southern Miss Golden Eagles were 15-11-0 against the over/under last year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs were 11-15-2 against the spread last season
The SMU Mustangs were 12-14-0 against the over/under last year
Key Southern Miss Golden Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/10/18 F Everett Ray Foot is questionable Sunday vs Southern Miss
11/10/18 G Jarrey Foster Knee is doubtful Sunday vs Southern Miss
Cortez Edwards comes into this contest after averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 6.4 rebounds per game and dished out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage finished at 77%. Tyree Griffin averaged 15.0 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5.9 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 70%.
Jarrey Foster averaged 13.2 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 5.9 rebounds per game and had 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was at 70%. Jahmal McMurray averaged 14.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Miss averaged 70.6 points per contest last season, which ranked them 255th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was -1.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 183rd. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 233rd in the nation. They averaged 30.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranked them 342nd and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 347th with 9.8 per game. The Golden Eagles allowed 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 165th in the country. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 280th and 284th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 35.7 rebounds a game which ranked 221st and they gave up 14.4 assists per contest, which put them in 261st place in the nation. They forced 14.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 256th among NCAA teams.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU was 276th in the country with 69.5 points per game last year. They were 191st in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 5.4. They shot 38% from 3-point range, which was good for 49th in the nation. They were 270th in the country in rebounding with 33.6 boards per game, and 114th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Mustangs were 291st in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Mustangs surrendered 64.1 points per contest, which ranked them 12th in D-1. Their defense allowed a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 72nd and 123rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 260th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 86th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs were 255th in the country in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game last season.
The Golden Eagles had an offensive rating of 103.8, which was ranked 204th. They were 260th in college basketball in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 179th. As a unit they were 206th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 144th in D-1. Southern Miss was 342nd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions.
SMU was 231st in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs had an offensive rating of 107.8, which was ranked 107th. They were 343rd in D-1 in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% was 139th. As a unit they were 169th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 96th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Southern Miss/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take SMU -11
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