SMU at Cincinnati Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Fifth Third Arena
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The SMU Mustangs head to Fifth Third Arena to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 11 point favorites.
SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 74.9 points per game while giving up 68.8 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall record of 18-3. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 61.2, good for a point differential of 13.9.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-12-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 10-8-2 against the over/under this year
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-10-0 against the spread this season
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 11-10-0 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/01/19 G Jarrey Foster Knee is questionable Saturday vs Cincinnati
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jahmal McMurray comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Ethan Chargois averages 12.8 points per contest in 25.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Jarron Cumberland scores 18.4 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Keith Williams averages 10.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 74.9 points per contest, which is 143rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 185th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 134th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 129th and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 323rd with 11.2 per game. The Mustangs allow 68.8 points per contest, which is 108th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 248th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 34th, and they allow 14.9 assists per game which puts them in 298th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 112th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 133rd in the nation with 75.1 points per contest this season. They are 123rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 162nd in the NCAA. They are 186th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 113th in assists per game with 14.4. The Bearcats are 336th in turnovers per contest with 10.7. The Bearcats give up 61.2 points per game, which ranks them 9th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 34th and 284th in those defensive statistics. They rank 52nd with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 2nd with 28.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bearcats are 257th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Mustangs are 42nd in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7. In terms of pace they are 310th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 159th. As a team they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 116th in Division 1. SMU is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 334th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 26th. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 184th. As a unit they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 323rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take SMU +11
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