Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
TV: Youtube TV
The SMU Mustangs (5-8) will play the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (4-8) at Moody Coliseum on Sunday.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced Houston and went home with a loss by a final score of 89-50 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Golden Hurricane ended up finishing with 15 and Houston racked up 16 fouls. They also made 7 of 20 shots from long range. Houston ended up going 83.3% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of their 12 attempts. On top of that, Houston collected 33 boards (6 offensive, 27 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Houston distributed 16 assists and had 8 steals in the game. In terms of the defense, Tulsa let their opponent shoot 59.0% from the floor on 36 out of 61 shooting. They also doled out 10 dimes for the matchup while creating 6 turnovers and earning 2 steals. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned 24 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Golden Hurricane buried 7 of their 13 shots for a percentage of 53.8%. Tulsa wrapped up the game with a 33.9% field goal percentage (19 out of 56) and buried 5 of 25 shots from beyond the arc.
Bryant Selebangue is someone who came through for this game. He finished the game at 85.7% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist. He played for 28 minutes and also snagged 9 rebounds. He left the arena with 13 points on 6 out of 7 shooting.
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Tulsa will play this contest with a record of 4-8 for the campaign. They currently have an average of 67.4 pts per game (297th in the nation) on 41.9% from the field. The Golden Hurricane are hitting 32.6% on three-point attempts (98 of 301) and 66.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Tulsa is grabbing 33.4 boards per game and has earned 144 assists so far this year, which is 331st in the nation in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.8 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Golden Hurricane are able to force 13.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.7 fouls. They are 186th in college basketball in giving up assists with 166 surrendered this year. The Golden Hurricane defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.9% (332 of 740) and they relinquish 39.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They give up 26.9% on 3-point attempts and they rank 281st in the country in opponents PPG (73.1).
In their last game, the SMU Mustangs took a loss by a score of 58-57 when they played Hawaii. The Mustangs were able to collect 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 29 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 5 steals in this game. Hawaii was called for 17 fouls in this matchup which took the Mustangs to the free throw line for 9 attempts. They were able to knock down 5 of those for a percentage of 55.6%. With respect to three-point shots, SMU buried 4 out of their 13 attempts (30.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Mustangs finished the game shooting 24 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 43.6%. The Mustangs allowed Hawaii to make 21 of their 52 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 40.4% in this game. They finished the game shooting 28.6% from distance by connecting on 4 out of 14 and ended up shooting 12 of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, SMU allowed Hawaii to pull down 27 in all (5 offensive).
Zhuric Phelps ended up having an impact for the Mustangs in this contest. He racked up 20 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 3 dimes in the matchup. He made 8 of 19 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 42.1%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
SMU has a win-loss mark of 5-8 this season. As an offense, the Mustangs are shooting 42.1% from the field, which ranks 293rd in college basketball. SMU has tallied 887 points for the year (68.2 per game) and they average 36.4 boards per game. They are earning an assist 11.5 times per game (316th in the nation) and they cough up possession 12.5 times per contest. The Mustangs are committing 17.2 fouls per contest while shooting 71.1% from the charity stripe.
The SMU defense surrenders 33.9% on 3-point shots (95 of 280) and their opposition knocks down 68.9% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 14.1 dimes and 37.7 rebounds per contest, which ranks 282nd and 327th in the nation. The Mustangs on the defensive end are ranked 227th in college basketball in points given up per game with 70.3. They have forced 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (127th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SMU
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