SMU at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 2 point favorites.
SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.9 as they are averaging 76.4 points per game while giving up 66.4 per contest. Connecticut has an overall record of 9-6. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 71.3, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 6-8-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 8-5-1 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-6-1 against the over/under
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/31/18 F Mamadou Diarra Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out indefinitely
Ethan Chargois averages 13.2 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Jahmal McMurray comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Alterique Gilbert averages 12.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Jalen Adams averages 16.6 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 134th and 187th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 34th, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 252nd place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 189th in the nation. SMU averages 76.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 121st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 117th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 104th in D-1. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 156th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 317th with 11.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 71.3 points per contest, which ranks them 183rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 229th and 117th in those defensive statistics. They rank 67th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 86th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 327th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.3 per game. Connecticut is 79th in the country with 78.5 points per game this year. They are 123rd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 161st in the nation. They are 140th in the country in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game and 191st in assists per contest with 13.6. The Huskies are 111th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Mustangs are 31st in the nation in offensive rating with 114. In terms of pace they are 318th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 104th. As a team they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 148th in Division 1. SMU is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 159th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 121st. They are 71st in D-1 in pace with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 262nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut -2
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