SMU at Wichita State Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Charles Koch Arena
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The SMU Mustangs head to Charles Koch Arena to take on the Wichita State Shockers on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this game has Wichita State as 2.5 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. Wichita State has an overall record of 8-11. They are averaging 68.3 points per game and surrendering 71.2, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-12-0 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 9-8-2 against the over/under this year
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-11-0 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
01/29/19 G Jarrey Foster Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Wichita State
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jahmal McMurray comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 82%. Jimmy Whitt averages 12.8 points per contest in 34.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.4 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Markis McDuffie scores 18.6 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.6 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 74.4 points per contest, which is 150th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 203rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 157th in the nation. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 119th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 313th with 11.4 per game. The Mustangs allow 67.9 points per contest, which is 96th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 135th and 220th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they allow 14.7 assists per game which puts them in 282nd place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 297th in the nation with 68.3 points per contest this season. They are 325th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -2.9. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 328th in the NCAA. They are 125th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 229th in assists per game with 12.9. The Shockers are 144th in turnovers per contest with 13.6. The Shockers give up 71.2 points per game, which ranks them 170th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 175th and 177th in those defensive statistics. They rank 73rd with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 201st with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Shockers are 152nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest this year.
The Mustangs are 51st in the nation in offensive rating with 111. In terms of pace they are 312th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 181st. As a team they are 184th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 110th in Division 1. SMU is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 169th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 293rd in the country in offensive rating with 97.7. In terms of pace they are 219th in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 329th. As a team they are 331st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 201st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take SMU +2.5
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