Wichita State at SMU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 6.5 point favorites.
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Wichita State comes into this game with an overall record of 22-5. They currently have a point differential of 13.3 as they are averaging 84.2 points per game while giving up 70.9 per contest. SMU has an overall mark of 16-12. They are averaging 70.5 points per contest and giving up 62.9, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-13 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 16-9 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 8-13 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 11-12 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
02/23/18 G Landry Shamet Illness is "?" Saturday vs SMU
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
Shaquille Morris averages 13.7 points per game in 22.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Landry Shamet averages 14.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Jimmy Whitt averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 57%. Ben Emelogu averages 10.3 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Shockers allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 141st in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 62nd and 199th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 10.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in college basketball. Wichita State averages 84.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 32nd. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 34th in D-1. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 297th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 234th with 14.0 assists allowed per contest, and 56th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 254th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. SMU is 261st in Division 1 with 70.5 points per game this year. They are 170th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 31st in the nation. They are 238th in college basketball in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 87th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Mustangs are 294th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Shockers are 6th in the nation in offensive rating with 118.4, and their defensive rating of 99.7 is ranked 96th. In terms of pace they are 120th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 28th. As a team they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 130th in Division 1. Wichita State is 319th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 87th in the nation.
SMU is 238th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 107th in Division 1. The Mustangs are 57th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.6, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 84th. They are 346th in D-1 in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 119th. As a unit they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 114th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take SMU +6.5
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