SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 12/29/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
The SMU Mustangs (9-3) are traveling to Donald W. Reynolds Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-5).
The SMU Mustangs stepped onto the hardwood against New Mexico and notched a win by a score of 90-72 in their last game. SMU finished the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (32 of 64) and converted 9 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Mustangs knocked down 17 of 22 shots for a percentage of 77.3%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 13 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 7 turnovers and earning 3 steals. Regarding defense, SMU allowed their opponent to shoot 37.7% from the field on 26 of 69 shooting. New Mexico doled out 12 assists and had 4 steals in the game. Furthermore, New Mexico snagged 27 rebounds (10 offensive, 17 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. New Mexico finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of 20 shots. They buried 5 out of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Mustangs ended up with 18 and New Mexico accumulated 17 personal fouls.
Kendric Davis is someone who was a major contributor in the game. He ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. He played for 34 minutes and snagged 3 rebounds. He accounted for 19 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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SMU enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 9-3 this season. They have an average of 79.2 points per contest (52nd in college basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the floor. The Mustangs are connecting on 38.3% on shots from downtown (110 of 287) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, SMU is snagging 39.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 176 dimes for the season, which ranks 111th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 15.3 fouls every game.
On defense, the Mustangs are able to force 12.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They surrender 29.4% on shots from downtown while they are 195th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (68.6). The Mustangs defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 39.0% (303 of 776) and they relinquish 36.0 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 235th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 159 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane got the victory with a final of 83-62 when they played Alcorn State. The Golden Hurricane were able to collect 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 16 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. Alcorn State committed 17 personal fouls in the game which got the Golden Hurricane to the free throw line for 21 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of them for a rate of 85.7%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the perimeter, Tulsa converted 9 of their 19 attempts (47.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Golden Hurricane finished 28 out of 54 from the field which had them shooting 51.9%. The Golden Hurricane permitted Alcorn State to convert 24 of their 62 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 38.7% in this game. They finished shooting 36.4% from distance by shooting 8 of 22 and ended up shooting 6 out of 10 from the charity stripe (60.0%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Tulsa allowed Alcorn State to pull down 26 in total (9 offensive).
Sam Griffin ended up having an impact for the Golden Hurricane for the contest. He earned 19 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood and had 2 dimes in the matchup. He made 6 of 9 in the game for a rate of 66.7%, and tallied 2 rebounds.
Tulsa has a win-loss record of 6-5 this year. The Golden Hurricane commit 13.7 fouls every game while shooting 77.6% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 11.9 times per game (280th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.5 times per contest. Tulsa has scored 761 pts on the year (69.2 per game) and they grab 30.4 boards per contest. As an offense, the Golden Hurricane are shooting 45.2% from the field, which is 142nd in the nation.
The Golden Hurricane are ranked 148th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 66.8. They are forcing their opponents into 15.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (305th in college basketball). The Tulsa defense allows 37.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (104 of 281) and their opposition makes 66.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 13.6 assists and 33.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 247th and 123rd in D-1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tulsa
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