Cincinnati Bearcats vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 3/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
The Cincinnati Bearcats (17-13) are en route to Moody Coliseum on Thursday where they will take on the SMU Mustangs (20-7).
The Cincinnati Bearcats faced off with Houston and took a loss by a final of 71-53 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Bearcats walked away with 20 while Houston finished the game with 13 fouls. They buried 5 of their 15 tries from beyond the arc. Houston walked away from this one shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by converting 20 of 24 attempts. Furthermore, Houston snagged 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Houston distributed 11 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. With respect to defense, Cincinnati let their opponent shoot 43.4% from the field on 23 of 53 shooting. They also recorded 9 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 12 turnovers and having 7 steals. When talking about pulling down boards, they compiled 26 with 8 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Bearcats knocked down 5 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 31.3%. Cincinnati finished with a 40.0% FG percentage (20 out of 50) and converted 8 of 27 shots from 3-point land.
Mike Saunders is a guy who was a contributor for this game. He notched 14 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 22 minutes and also totaled 3 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Cincinnati steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 17-13 so far this year. They have an average of 69.7 pts per game (216th in the nation) while shooting 40.8% from the field. The Bearcats are hitting 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc (243 of 771) and 66.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cincinnati is grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game and has earned 394 assists this year, which has them ranked 138th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 10.7 times per game and as a team are committing 17.4 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Bearcats are forcing 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.4 personal fouls. They surrender 31.8% from 3-point land and they rank 71st in college hoops in points per game allowed (65.6). The Bearcats defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 40.0% (697 of 1,741) and they surrender 37.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 178th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 362 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the court, the SMU Mustangs took a loss by a score of 75-61 when they faced Houston. The Mustangs recorded 17 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 21 for the contest. They turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 3 steals in this matchup. Houston committed 19 personal fouls for this contest which took the Mustangs to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 68.0%. Regarding shooting from 3-point land, SMU knocked down 4 out of 21 tries (19.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mustangs ended up going 20 for 51 from the field which gave them a rate of 39.2%. The Mustangs allowed Houston to knock down 29 out of 64 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.3% in the game. They finished 13.3% from three-point range by shooting 2 out of 15 and finished the game at 15 of 23 at the free throw line (65.2%). Regarding rebounds, SMU allowed Houston to pull down 44 in all (17 on the offensive glass).
Kendric Davis was important for the Mustangs for this contest. He scored 19 points in his 36 minutes on the court and tallied 2 assists in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
SMU has a record of 20-7 on the year. The Mustangs are committing 15.3 fouls every game and they shoot 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 13.9 times per game (123rd in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. SMU has totaled 2,009 points this year (74.4 per game) and they collect 37.7 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Mustangs are hitting on 45.1% from the floor, which is ranked 124th in the nation.
The SMU defense surrenders 30.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (173 of 575) and opponents are knocking down 68.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 13.0 dimes and 36.1 boards on a nightly basis, which is 219th and 270th in college hoops. The Mustangs on defense are ranked 123rd in college hoops in PPG given up with 67.2. They have forced 11.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the floor (27th in college hoops).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take SMU and under the total points
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