Connecticut Huskies vs SMU Mustangs Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/12/2020
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -4.5
The Connecticut Huskies travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has SMU as 4.5 point favorites.
Connecticut comes into this game with an overall record of 13-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.7 as they are averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 65.2 per contest. SMU has an overall mark of 16-6. They are averaging 75.9 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 15-8-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 10-13-0 against the over/under
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 12-9-1 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 14-8-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
01/12/20 F Tyler Polley ACL is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Christian Vital comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. James Bouknight averages 11.6 points per game in 23.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Isiaha Mike averages 14.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Tyson Jolly averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 189th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 296th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 59th and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 79th with 14.3 per game. The Huskies allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 70th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 64th and 130th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 117th place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 310th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 70th in the country with 75.9 points per game this year. They are 73rd in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 107th in the nation. They are 52nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Mustangs are 191st in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Mustangs surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 157th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 131st and 289th in those defensive statistics. They rank 313th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 47th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 73rd in country in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per game.
The Huskies are 225th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 224th in the country with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 302nd. As a team they are 290th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Connecticut is 139th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 196th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 111.5, which is ranked 13th. They are 313th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 47th. As a unit they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 69th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take SMU -4.5
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