Tulsa at SMU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 7.5 point favorites.
Tulsa heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. SMU has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 75.5 points per game and surrendering 67.1, good for a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 6-8-0 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 8-5-1 against the over/under
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Martins Igbanu averages 12.8 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. DaQuan Jeffries comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 27.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Jimmy Whitt averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Jahmal McMurray averages 18.5 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Hurricane allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 99th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 52nd and 123rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 237th, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 177th place in the NCAA. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in the nation. Tulsa averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 250th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 172nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 144th in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 211th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs surrender 67.1 points per contest, which ranks them 77th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 166th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 171st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. SMU is 144th in the country with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 145th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 157th in the nation. They are 136th in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game and 118th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Mustangs are 322nd in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Golden Hurricane are 213th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8. In terms of pace they are 270th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 173rd. As a team they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 197th in Division 1. Tulsa is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 316th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 113.4, which is ranked 36th. They are 331st in D-1 in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 153rd. As a unit they are 161st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 154th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulsa/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take SMU -7.5
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