Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/15/2020
Game: Houston Cougars vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU +2
The Houston Cougars head to Moody Coliseum to take on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2 point favorites.
Houston comes into this game with an overall record of 20-5. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 73.2 points per game while giving up 62.4 per contest. SMU has an overall record of 17-6. They are averaging 76.0 points per game and surrendering 68.8, good for a point differential of 7.2.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars are 14-11-0 against the spread this season
The Houston Cougars are 11-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 12-10-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 15-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
11/16/19 F J'Wan Roberts Hand is out for season
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Quentin Grimes comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 66%. Caleb Mills averages 12.6 points per contest in 21.7 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Isiaha Mike scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Tyson Jolly averages 14.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Houston averages 73.2 points per contest, which is 123rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 195th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 144th in the nation. They average 41.8 boards per contest and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 144th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 288th with 12.0 per game. The Cougars allow 62.4 points per contest, which is 26th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 38th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 39th, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 86th place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 50th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 62nd in the nation with 76.0 points per contest this season. They are 52nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 74th in the NCAA. They are 71st in D-1 in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 16.7. The Mustangs are 187th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Mustangs give up 68.8 points per game, which ranks them 165th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 146th and 299th in those defensive statistics. They rank 314th with 15.0 dimes allowed per game and 41st with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Mustangs are 78th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Cougars have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 34th. They are 284th in college basketball in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 218th. As a unit they are 190th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in D-1. Houston is 298th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 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 112.1, which is ranked 10th. They are 319th in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 35th. As a unit they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 75th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Houston/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Houston -2
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