Houston Baptist Huskies vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 12/2/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Baptist Huskies vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Houston Baptist (+30)
Moody Coliseum is the venue where and the SMU Mustangs (2-0) will play the Houston Baptist Huskies (0-2) on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has SMU as 30-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 158.5.
Houston Baptist enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 0-2 on the campaign. They have an average of 61.0 points per contest (225th in the nation) while going 35.9% from the field. The Huskies are connecting on 35.7% on shots from distance (15 of 42) and 82.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Houston Baptist is grabbing 34.5 boards per contest and has totaled 28 assists on the season, which ranks 135th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 18.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 15.5 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing their opponents into 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 298th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 36 conceded for the campaign. The Huskies defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 50.4% (64 of 127) and they concede 39.0 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 35.8% from 3-point land while they are 325th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (84.5).
The Houston Baptist Huskies took the court against the Arizona State Sun Devils and ended up losing by a score of 100-77 in their last game. Houston Baptist walked away from the game having earned a 39.3% FG percentage (24 of 61) and converted 12 of their 29 3-pointers. When they shot from the free throw line, the Huskies converted 17 of 21 shots for a percentage of 81.0%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 35 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 17 assists in this matchup in addition to having 6 steals and 3 blocks. Regarding defense, Houston Baptist allowed 39.3% from the field on 24 of 61. Arizona State earned 21 dimes and 9 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Sun Devils totaled 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Arizona State finished shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 24 tries. They also made 12 of 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Pedro Castro is one guy who saw a lot of minutes in the game. He ended up walking away with 8 points on 3 of 9 shooting. He played 31 mins and also snagged 7 rebounds. Castro finished 33.3% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that came through in the game for the Huskies was Ty Dalton. He totaled 4 rebounds and accounted for 3 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the field in the game by going 7-of-14 (19 points). Overall, Dalton played 25 minutes.
SMU has a win-loss mark of 2-0 so far this year. The Mustangs are responsible for committing 11.5 personal fouls per game and they shoot 84.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.0 times per game (6th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 17.5 times per game. SMU has tallied 188 pts on the campaign (94.0 per contest) and they pull in 46.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Mustangs are connecting on 52.5% from the floor, which is ranked 127th in the nation. The Mustangs on the defensive end are ranked 147th in college basketball in points given up per game with 60.5. The SMU defense surrenders 25.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (14 of 56) and opponents are knocking down 65.6% of their free throw shots. They have given up 14.0 dimes and 27.5 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 266th and 110th in college basketball. They have forced 16.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 35.0% from the field (34th in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the SMU Mustangs went home victorious with a score of 91-54 against the TAMU Islanders. The Mustangs were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 42 in the game. They also blocked 5 attempts while earning 10 steals in the game. The Islanders were called for 20 personal fouls for the contest which got the Mustangs to the free throw line for 18 tries. They were able to bury 15 of them for a rate of 83.3%. With regard to 3-point attempts, SMU converted 10 of their 23 tries (43.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Mustangs went 33 out of 63 from the field which had them at 52.4%. The Mustangs allowed the Islanders to knock down 19 out of their 61 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 31.1% for this game. They shot 20.7% from beyond the arc by shooting 6 out of 29 and ended up shooting 10 of 14 from the free throw line (71.4%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, SMU permitted TAMU to collect 23 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Ethan Chargois ended up being a factor for the Mustangs in the game. He buried 2 of 4 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 12 points. Chargois collected 11 rebounds in his 27 mins played and accounted for 3 assists for this contest. An additional guy who came through for SMU was Emmanuel Bandoumel. He accumulated 17 points in 25 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 10 from the floor for this contest. Bandoumel walked away from this one going 60.0% from the floor while also contributing 3 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take SMU (-30)
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