Cincinnati at SMU NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 4.5 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 73.1 points per contest while giving up 61.5 per game. SMU has an overall mark of 13-13. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 70.1, which is a point differential of 2.8.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 8-15-1 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 13-9-2 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/06/19 G Jarrey Foster Knee is out indefinitely
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Keith Williams averages 11.0 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Ethan Chargois averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 73.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 168th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 199th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 113th in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game, which ranks them 162nd and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 10.7 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 230th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 45th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 251st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 174th in the country with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 220th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 200th in the nation. They are 126th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game, and 111th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Mustangs are 328th in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Mustangs surrender 70.1 points per contest, which ranks them 143rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 161st and 287th in those defensive statistics. They rank 316th with 15.3 assists allowed per contest and 85th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 71st in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Bearcats are 45th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 337th in the country with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 226th. As a team they are 186th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 302nd in Division 1. Cincinnati is 333rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 334th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 109.3, which is ranked 63rd. They are 304th in D-1 in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 202nd. As a unit they are 214th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 102nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take SMU +4.5
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