Wichita State vs SMU Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/1/2020
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -1
The Wichita State Shockers head to Moody Coliseum to take on the SMU Mustangs on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has SMU as 1 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-7. They currently have a point differential of 8.3 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. SMU has an overall mark of 19-8. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 69.1, which is a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 12-14-2 against the spread this season
The Wichita State Shockers are 14-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 14-12-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 18-9-0 against the over/under this year
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
Erik Stevenson comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while playing 25.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jaime Echenique averages 11.4 points per contest in 22.9 minutes per game. He averages 0.6 assists per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kendric Davis scores 15.0 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Tyson Jolly averages 14.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.3 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 72.2 points per contest, which is 142nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 319th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 223rd in the nation. They average 39.2 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 32nd and 77th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 210th with 12.8 per game. The Shockers allow 63.9 points per contest, which is 38th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 31st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 171st, and they allow 9.9 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the country. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 285th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 97th in the nation with 74.4 points per contest this season. They are 92nd in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 194th in the NCAA. They are 104th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.9 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 15.9. The Mustangs are 149th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Mustangs give up 69.1 points per game, which ranks them 169th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 149th and 281st in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 47th with 32.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Mustangs are 126th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 100.6, which is ranked 194th. They are 91st in college basketball in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 314th. As a unit they are 306th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in D-1. Wichita State is 283rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 149th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 109.4, which is ranked 33rd. They are 306th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 69th. As a unit they are 45th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Wichita State +1
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