Tulane vs SMU Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Tulane Green Wave vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -13
The Tulane Green Wave head to Moody Coliseum to take on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has SMU as 13 point favorites.
Tulane heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-10. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 68.7 points per contest while giving up 68.7 per game. SMU has an overall mark of 15-5. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Tulane Green Wave Betting Trends
The Tulane Green Wave are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Tulane Green Wave are 9-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 11-8-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 12-8-0 against the over/under this year
Key Tulane Green Wave Injuries
01/30/20 G K.J. Lawson Migraine is questionable
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
TeShaun Hightower comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 75%. K.J. Lawson averages 13.7 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kendric Davis scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 6.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Tyson Jolly averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tulane averages 68.7 points per contest, which is 256th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 273rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 88th in the nation. They average 31.1 boards per contest and 11.5 assists per game, which ranks them 337th and 297th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.9 per game. The Green Wave allow 68.7 points per contest, which is 169th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 279th and 260th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 304th, and they allow 15.7 assists per game which puts them in 324th place in the country. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 328th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 95th in the nation with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 80th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 153rd in the NCAA. They are 65th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.6 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 16.4. The Mustangs are 186th in turnovers per contest with 13.2. The Mustangs give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 118th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 93rd and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 300th with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 56th with 32.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Mustangs are 73rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Green Wave have an offensive rating of 99.3, which is ranked 232nd. They are 237th in college basketball in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 230th. As a unit they are 229th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 119th in D-1. Tulane is 277th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 182nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 110.5, which is ranked 22nd. They are 316th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 64th. As a unit they are 49th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 75th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tulane/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tulane +13
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