SMU Mustangs vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 11/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL
UNF Arena is where the Missouri Tigers (1-1) will try to defeat the SMU Mustangs (2-1) on Sunday.
The SMU Mustangs took the court against Northwestern State and took home the win by a score of 95-48 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Mustangs ended up with 11 while Northwestern State accumulated 14 personal fouls. They also made 2 of their 19 shots from downtown. Northwestern State ended up going 66.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 4 of 6 attempts. Furthermore, Northwestern State grabbed 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Northwestern State distributed 9 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. In the matter of the defense, SMU allowed the other team to shoot 32.8% from the field on 21 of 64 shooting. They also distributed 20 assists for the contest while creating 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 52 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. From the free throw line, the Mustangs knocked down 14 of 19 tries for a rate of 73.7%. SMU ended the game having earned a 52.2% FG percentage (35 of 67) and buried 11 out of their 28 shots from 3-point land.
Marcus Weathers is one player who had an impact for the contest. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor and distributed 5 assists. He saw the court for 22 minutes and also grabbed 11 rebounds. He finished with 22 points on 8 out of 12 shooting.
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SMU comes into this game with a record of 2-1 for the season. They have an average of 81.3 points per outing (90th in the country) while hitting 46.2% from the field. The Mustangs are shooting 36.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (28 of 77) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, SMU is collecting 43.0 boards per game and has tallied 43 assists on the year, which ranks 155th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per contest and as a group they are committing 13.3 fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Mustangs are able to force 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They rank 150th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 33 surrendered for the year. The Mustangs defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 39.2% (78 of 199) and they relinquish 35.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 25.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 148th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (65.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Missouri Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 80-66 when they faced UMKC. In the matter of rebounding, Missouri allowed UMKC to snag 31 in all (6 on the offensive side). They went 47.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 11 of 23 and ended up shooting 13 of 20 from the charity stripe (65.0%). The Tigers allowed UMKC to knock down 28 out of 55 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 50.9% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Tigers shot 24 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 47.1%. In relation to 3-pointers, Missouri made 4 of 14 tries (28.6%). They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 58.3%. UMKC committed 24 fouls for the matchup which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 18 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Tigers collected 23 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 in this contest.
Kobe Brown ended up being a factor for the Tigers for the matchup. He totaled 20 points in his 25 minutes of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. He knocked down 8 of 11 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 72.7%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
Missouri has a mark of 1-1 on the year. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 45.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 144th in the nation. Missouri has accounted for 144 points so far this year (72.0 per contest) and they pull down 37.5 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.0 times per contest (252nd in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per contest. The Tigers commit 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 63.0% from the free throw line.
The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 261st in D-1 in points given up per game with 74.0. They are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (289th in the country). The Missouri defense allows 37.7% on 3-pointers (20 of 53) and opponents are converting on 64.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 11.5 assists and 31.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 151st and 73rd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SMU
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