Tulane at SMU Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
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The Tulane Green Wave travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 17 point favorites.
Tulane comes into this game with an overall record of 4-14. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 66.6 points per game while giving up 75.3 per contest. SMU has an overall record of 11-7. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 67.5, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 6-11-1 against the spread
The Tulane Green Wave are 7-10-1 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-11-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 8-8-2 against the over/under
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
12/21/18 G Ray Ona Embo Knee is out indefinitely
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
01/25/19 G Jarrey Foster Knee is questionable Saturday vs Tulane
Caleb Daniels comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 66%. Samir Sehic averages 11.7 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jahmal McMurray averages 17.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Jimmy Whitt averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane averages 66.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 318th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 291st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 325th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 139th and 182nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 38th with 15.3 per game. The Green Wave allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 268th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 102nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 315th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 192nd place in Division 1. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 170th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 202nd in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 201st in the nation. They are 117th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 118th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Mustangs are 304th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Mustangs surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 87th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 133rd and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 265th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 31.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 129th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 93.5, which is ranked 325th. They are 119th in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 306th. As a unit they are 308th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 229th in D-1. Tulane is 34th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 309th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 110.5, which is ranked 60th. They are 313th in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 188th. As a unit they are 197th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 117th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take SMU -17
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