TCU at SMU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The TCU Horned Frogs travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 1.5 point favorites.
TCU comes into this game with an overall record of 5-1. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 77.0 points per game while giving up 66.0 per contest. SMU has an overall mark of 6-3. They are averaging 76.9 points per contest and giving up 68.7, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-4-0 against the spread
The TCU Horned Frogs are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 3-6-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 7-1-1 against the over/under
Key TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
12/01/18 G Dylan Arnette Redshirt is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Desmond Bane comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Alex Robinson averages 13.5 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 18.4 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Ethan Chargois averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU averages 77.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 139th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 96th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 120th with 14.3 per game. The Horned Frogs allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 46th and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 58th and they give up 15.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 299th place in Division 1. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 140th in the country with 76.9 points per game this year. They are 88th in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 82nd in the nation. They are 243rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 91st in assists per contest with 15.3. The Mustangs are 307th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Mustangs surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 120th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 278th and 325th in those defensive statistics. They rank 303rd with 15.3 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 222nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Horned Frogs are 144th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 146th in the country with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 12th. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 253rd in Division 1. TCU is 78th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 277th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 115.7, which is ranked 27th. They are 332nd in D-1 in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 66th. As a unit they are 96th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 101st in the country.
Who will win tonight's TCU/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take SMU +1.5
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