SMU vs UNLV Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 11/23/2019
Game: SMU Mustangs vs UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Thomas & Mack Center in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: UNLV +2.5
The SMU Mustangs travel to Thomas & Mack Center to play the UNLV Runnin' Rebels on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 2.5 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-0. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 72.5 points per contest while giving up 62.3 per game. UNLV has an overall record of 2-4. They are averaging 66.7 points per game and surrendering 67.2, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 1-3-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 2-2-0 against the over/under
Important UNLV Runnin' Rebels Betting Trends
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 2-4-0 against the spread
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels are 1-5-0 against the over/under
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Key UNLV Runnin' Rebels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyson Jolly comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Isiaha Mike averages 17.8 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Amauri Hardy averages 18.8 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Donnie Tillman averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 72.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 192nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 255th in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 68th and 190th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 15.0 per game. The Mustangs allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 70th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 60th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 148th place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UNLV is 271st in the country with 66.7 points per game this year. They are 195th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 165th in the nation. They are 252nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 302nd in assists per contest with 10.7. The Runnin' Rebels are 70th in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Runnin' Rebels surrender 67.2 points per contest, which ranks them 156th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 247th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 199th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 47th with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Runnin' Rebels are 113th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game.
The Mustangs are 110th in the nation in offensive rating with 107. In terms of pace they are 295th in the country with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 188th. As a team they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 185th in Division 1. SMU is 96th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions.
UNLV is 47th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.2 times per 100 possessions. The Runnin' Rebels are 199th in the country in offensive rating with 100.3. In terms of pace they are 340th in Division 1 with 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 192nd. As a team they are 175th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 174th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's SMU/UNLV college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take UNLV +2.5
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