SMU Mustangs vs Boise State Broncos Prediction, 3/18/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Boise State Broncos
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Location: Comerica Center in Frisco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU (+1)
The Boise State Broncos (18-8) host the SMU Mustangs (11-5) at Comerica Center on Thursday in the NIT. The spread on this contest has Boise State as 1-point favorites. The total opens at 145.
SMU heads into this one with a win-loss record of 11-5 on the campaign. The Mustangs are shooting 33.9% from downtown (120 of 354) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.1 points per contest (105th in D-1) while connecting on 45.1% from the field. They are giving up possession 14.3 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 17.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, SMU is pulling in 37.3 boards per contest and has earned 241 dimes this season, which is 285th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Mustangs are forcing 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.2 personal fouls. The Mustangs defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.8% (365 of 917) and they relinquish 35.2 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 32nd in college basketball in allowing assists with 216 conceded on the campaign. They concede 34.1% on 3-point shots and they are 85th in D-1 in opponents points per game (67.1).
The SMU Mustangs played the Cincinnati Bearcats and took a loss by a final of 74-71 in their last contest. SMU wrapped up the contest having earned a 35.9% FG percentage (23 out of 64) and converted 10 out of their 30 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Mustangs converted 15 of their 24 shots for a percentage of 62.5%. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 36 with 16 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 11 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing 17 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning the defense, SMU allowed 44.2% from the floor on 23 out of 52 shooting. Cincinnati distributed 19 dimes and had 11 steals for the game. Additionally, Cincinnati snagged 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Cincinnati finished the game at 64.5% at the charity stripe by making 20 of their 31 attempts. They knocked down 8 of their 18 tries from beyond the arc.
Kendric Davis is one player who was a factor in the game. He ended up with 35 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins and also grabbed 2 boards. Davis ended up going 52.9% from the field and totaled 4 dimes. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Mustangs was Ethan Chargois. He snagged 12 rebounds in his 29 min played on the night. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the field in the matchup by shooting 3-of-9 (7 points). Overall, Chargois had 1 assist.
Boise State has a mark of 18-8 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Broncos are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 102nd in D-1. Boise State has scored 1,981 points for the year (76.2 per contest) and they pull in 35.7 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 13.4 times per game (155th in the nation) and they turn it over 11.5 times per game. The Broncos commit 17.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 74.4% from the charity stripe. The Broncos on the defensive end are ranked 63rd in D-1 in points allowed per game with 66.3. They have forced 14.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (145th in the nation). The Boise State defense gives up 32.5% on 3-pointers (167 of 514) and their opponents are connecting on 74.1% of their free throw shots. They have given up 11.0 assists and 32.6 boards every game, which ranks them 46th and 72nd in D-1.
The last time they took the court, the Boise State Broncos went home defeated by a final of 89-82 against the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Broncos recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 29 for this game. They turned it over 12 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. The Wolf Pack were called for 21 personal fouls for this game which got the Broncos to the charity stripe for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 76.7%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Boise State made 7 of their 18 attempts (38.9%). In all, the Broncos walked away from this one shooting 26 out of 51 from the floor which had them at 51.0%. The Broncos allowed the Wolf Pack to make 31 of 61 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 50.8% in this game. They went 50.0% from distance by going 9 out of 18 and ended up going 18 of 25 at the free throw line (72.0%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Boise State permitted Nevada to grab 34 in all (10 offensive).
Devonaire Doutrive pitched in for the Broncos for the game. He converted 6 of 11 for this game giving him a rate of 54.5%, and added 10 rebounds. Doutrive had 17 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Boise State was Derrick Alston. He wrapped the game up with 4 assists in 37 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 6 out of 13 from the floor. Alston wrapped this one up going 46.2% from the field while contributing 16 points and 6 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boise State (-1) and over 145 points
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