South Florida at SMU NCAA Basketball Tips 2/7/2019
Thursday, February 7, 2019
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The South Florida Bulls travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 5 point favorites.
South Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 15-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 73.6 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. SMU has an overall record of 12-9. They are averaging 74.5 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 5.6.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 16-5-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 8-12-1 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 11-8-2 against the over/under
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/09/18 F Madut Akec Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/06/19 G Jarrey Foster Knee is out indefinitely
Laquincy Rideau averages 14.0 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%. David Collins comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Jimmy Whitt averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 63%. Jahmal McMurray averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 32nd and 47th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 56th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the NCAA. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in the nation. South Florida averages 73.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 166th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 224th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 231st in D-1. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 37th and 166th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 17.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 117th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 166th and 252nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 298th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 37th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 113th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. SMU is 143rd in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 187th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 133rd in the nation. They are 134th in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game and 110th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Mustangs are 323rd in turnovers per game with 11.0.
The Bulls are 249th in the nation in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 100th in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 248th. As a team they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 250th in Division 1. South Florida is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.8 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 328th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 111.5, which is ranked 42nd. They are 315th in D-1 in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 171st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 109th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take SMU -5
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