SMU vs Tulsa Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/22/2020
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa -1.5
The SMU Mustangs head to Donald W. Reynolds Center to take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Tulsa as 1.5 point favorites.
SMU comes into this game with an overall record of 18-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.4 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Tulsa has an overall mark of 17-9. They are averaging 68.4 points per contest and giving up 64.3, which is a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 13-11-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 17-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Trends
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 15-11-0 against the spread this season
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are 7-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Key Tulsa Golden Hurricane Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kendric Davis comes into this game averaging 15.3 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Tyson Jolly averages 14.7 points per contest in 34.7 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Martins Igbanu scores 12.9 points per contest while playing 25.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Brandon Rachal averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 75.7 points per contest, which is 61st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 60th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 144th in the nation. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 16.2 assists per game, which ranks them 91st and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 164th with 13.4 per game. The Mustangs allow 69.4 points per contest, which is 176th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 157th and 301st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 42nd, and they allow 14.8 assists per game which puts them in 306th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulsa is 261st in the nation with 68.4 points per contest this season. They are 147th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 299th in the NCAA. They are 197th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.0 boards per contest and 215th in assists per game with 12.7. The Golden Hurricane are 161st in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Golden Hurricane give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 46th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 35th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 121st with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 168th with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Golden Hurricane are 267th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Mustangs are 13th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 307th in the country with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 50th. As a team they are 28th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 63rd in Division 1. SMU is 164th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions.
Tulsa is 115th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Hurricane have an offensive rating of 99.8, which is ranked 214th. They are 281st in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 213th. As a unit they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Tulsa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take SMU +1.5
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