SMU at Tulane College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Devlin Fieldhouse to play the Tulane Green Wave on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 7.5 point favorites.
SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Tulane has an overall mark of 4-9. They are averaging 68.2 points per contest and giving up 74.7, which is a point differential of -6.5.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 6-7-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 8-4-1 against the over/under
Important Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 4-8-1 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 5-7-1 against the over/under
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
12/21/18 G Ray Ona Embo Knee is out indefinitely
01/03/19 F Blake Paul Possible Suspension is questionable Friday vs SMU
Jahmal McMurray comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Ethan Chargois averages 13.2 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Caleb Daniels averages 15.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. Jordan Cornish averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 121st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 104th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 173rd and 97th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 317th with 11.4 per game. The Mustangs allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 75th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 182nd and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 266th place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 195th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane is 301st in the country with 68.2 points per game this year. They are 237th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 173rd in the nation. They are 238th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 200th in assists per contest with 13.5. The Green Wave are 74th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Green Wave surrender 74.7 points per contest, which ranks them 248th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 197th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 315th with 38.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Green Wave are 29th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game.
The Mustangs are 30th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.6. In terms of pace they are 325th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 90th. As a team they are 112th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 138th in Division 1. SMU is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions.
Tulane is 52nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions. The Green Wave are 306th in the country in offensive rating with 96.3. In terms of pace they are 172nd in Division 1 with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 240th. As a team they are 262nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 198th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Tulane college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +7.5
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