SMU at Tulsa College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The SMU Mustangs travel to FedEx Forum to play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 2 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-16. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 71.8 points per contest while giving up 70.1 per game. Tulsa has an overall record of 18-13. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 70.9, good for a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 12-17-1 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 16-12-2 against the over/under
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 15-16-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 15-15-1 against the over/under
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ethan Chargois averages 12.5 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Jahmal McMurray comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Martins Igbanu averages 12.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 66%. DaQuan Jeffries averages 13.0 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs allow 70.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 147th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 114th and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 138th, and they give up 15.2 assists per contest which puts them in 317th place in the NCAA. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 68th in the nation. SMU averages 71.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 202nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 209th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 225th in D-1. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 163rd and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 323rd with 10.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Hurricane surrender 70.9 points per contest, which ranks them 167th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 81st in those defensive statistics. They rank 243rd with 13.8 assists allowed per contest, and 287th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Hurricane are 116th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Tulsa is 197th in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 146th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 167th in the nation. They are 209th in the country in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game and 197th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Golden Hurricane are 206th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Mustangs are 86th in the nation in offensive rating with 108. In terms of pace they are 307th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 192nd. As a team they are 208th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 107th in Division 1. SMU is 326th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 171st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 212th. They are 144th in D-1 in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 151st. As a unit they are 120th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 213th in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Tulsa +2
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