SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa, OK
Odds/Point Spread: SMU (-1)
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (9-6) play the SMU Mustangs (9-4) at Donald W. Reynolds Center on Wednesday. The line on this contest has SMU as 1-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 136.
SMU will play this game with a win-loss mark of 9-4 for the year. The Mustangs are hitting 34.9% on 3-point shots (98 of 281) and 73.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 75.2 points per contest (98th in the country) while connecting on 45.8% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 13.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 16.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, SMU is pulling down 37.2 boards per game and has tallied 207 assists so far this year, which ranks 143rd in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Mustangs are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 152nd in college hoops in allowing assists with 177 surrendered so far this season. The Mustangs are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.0% (303 of 757) and they surrender 35.2 boards per game as a group. They give up 35.1% from 3-point land and they are 125th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (67.7).
The SMU Mustangs faced off with the Houston Cougars and ended up losing by a score of 70-48 in their last game. SMU finished the game with a 31.9% field goal percentage (15 out of 47) and converted 2 out of their 14 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mustangs knocked down 16 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 61.5%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 30 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 9 assists in this game in addition to earning 4 steals and 2 rejections. Concerning defending, SMU allowed the other team to shoot 31.9% from the floor on 15 of 47 shooting. Houston recorded 8 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Cougars collected 42 rebounds (13 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Houston finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by burying 24 of their 32 tries. They buried 8 of 25 attempts from long range.
Kendric Davis is one player who played a role for this contest. He ended up finishing with 11 points on 3 out of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and also totaled 2 rebounds. Davis finished the game shooting 25.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this contest for the Mustangs was Feron Hunt. He collected 8 boards and had 2 dimes. He went 66.7% from the field for this contest by going 4-of-6 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Hunt played 27 minutes.
Tulsa has a win-loss mark of 9-6 for the year. The Golden Hurricane commit 16.8 personal fouls per contest and they hit 66.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.7 times per game (151st in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per game. Tulsa has accumulated 1,017 pts on the year (67.8 per game) and they pull down 34.7 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Golden Hurricane are connecting on 44.6% from the field, which is 164th in college basketball. The Golden Hurricane are ranked 53rd in D-1 in PPG allowed with 64.1. The Tulsa defense allows 31.6% on 3-point shots (111 of 351) and opponents are converting on 63.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.3 dimes and 36.7 rebounds every game, which ranks 135th and 261st in those defensive categories. They have forced 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.0% from the floor (17th in D-1).
In their last game, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane went home victorious with a score of 77-68 when they played the East Carolina Pirates. The Golden Hurricane corralled 26 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 34 in this game. They turned away 3 attempts while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Pirates had 23 fouls for the matchup which got the Golden Hurricane to the charity stripe for 32 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 71.9%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Tulsa converted 6 out of their 16 attempts (37.5%). Overall, the Golden Hurricane shot 24 out of 48 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. The Golden Hurricane allowed the Pirates to convert 25 out of their 58 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.1% in this game. They went 27.8% from 3-point land by going 5 out of 18 and ended up going 13 of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). When it comes to team rebounding, Tulsa permitted East Carolina to grab 25 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Brandon Rachal was important for the Golden Hurricane in this contest. He buried 6 out of 9 in this game giving him a rate of 66.7%, which gave him 21 points. Rachal had 10 rebounds in his 36 mins and had 3 assists in this game. Another guy that played a role for Tulsa was Rey Idowu. He totaled 16 points in his 32 minutes played via 7 out of 10 shooting in this contest. Idowu ended up shooting 70.0% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SMU (-1)
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