South Florida vs SMU NCAA Basketball Tips 1/1/2020
Game: South Florida Bulls vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -6.5
The South Florida Bulls travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 6.5 point favorites.
South Florida heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-6. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 64.1 points per contest while giving up 61.1 per game. SMU has an overall record of 9-2. They are averaging 76.6 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 8-5-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 4-9-0 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 6-4-1 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 7-4-0 against the over/under
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
12/29/19 F Antun Maricevic Ankle is questionable
12/29/19 G David Collins Ankle is questionable
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Personal has left team
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Laquincy Rideau averages 13.0 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 45%. David Collins comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Tyson Jolly averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Isiaha Mike averages 16.2 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 32nd in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 272nd and 284th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 65th place in the NCAA. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in the nation. South Florida averages 64.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 320th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 251st. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 165th in D-1. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 9.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 280th and 341st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 132nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 61st and 168th in those defensive statistics. They rank 259th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 73rd with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 77th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. SMU is 87th in the country with 76.6 points per game this year. They are 104th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 231st in the nation. They are 27th in the country in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 39th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Mustangs are 196th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Bulls are 276th in the nation in offensive rating with 96.3. In terms of pace they are 329th in the country with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 238th. As a team they are 273rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 143rd in Division 1. South Florida is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 194th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 111.1, which is ranked 32nd. They are 300th in D-1 in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 121st. As a unit they are 81st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 175th in the country.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take SMU -6.5
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