Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 3/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Friday, March 11, 2022
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Tulsa (+8)
The SMU Mustangs (22-7) are hosting the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (11-19) at Dickies Arena on Friday. SMU opens this contest as 8-point favorites. The total has been set at 139.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane faced Wichita State and notched a win by a score of 73-67 in their last contest. Tulsa walked away from the contest having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (24 out of 53) and knocked down 7 of their 20 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Golden Hurricane knocked down 18 of their 28 shots for a rate of 64.3%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 10 assists for this game as well as forcing 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing the defense, Tulsa allowed the other team to go 36.7% from the field on 22 of 60 shooting. Wichita State doled out 10 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. Additionally, Wichita State pulled down 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Wichita State shot 84.2% at the charity stripe by burying 16 of their 19 shots. They converted 7 out of their 26 tries from beyond the arc. In the matter of personal fouls, the Golden Hurricane walked away with 16 and Wichita State totaled 20 personal fouls.
Darien Jackson is one player who was a contributor in the game. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. He was on the court for 38 minutes and also snagged 9 rebounds. He finished with 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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Tulsa will enter this game with a mark of 11-19 on the season. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 16.0 fouls every game. As a team, Tulsa is snagging 32.2 boards per game and has 351 dimes on the campaign, which is 285th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Golden Hurricane are hitting 34.3% on shots from distance (205 of 597) and 73.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 67.7 pts per game (265th in Division 1) while hitting 43.8% from the floor.
On defense, the Golden Hurricane are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 16.9 personal fouls. They concede 36.2% on shots from distance and they are ranked 190th in Division 1 in opponents PPG (69.5). The Golden Hurricane defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.2% (740 of 1,676) and they surrender 34.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 213th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 402 conceded so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the SMU Mustangs walked away with a victory by a final of 74-68 when they played Tulane. In relation to rebounds, SMU allowed Tulane to grab 37 in all (10 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 19.0% from downtown by connecting on 4 out of 21 and ended up going 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Mustangs permitted Tulane to bury 25 out of 59 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.4% for this contest. In all, the Mustangs ended up going 26 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.3%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, SMU buried 13 out of their 30 attempts (43.3%). They were able to bury 9 of those for a rate of 69.2%. Tulane was called for 17 fouls in this contest which got the Mustangs to the charity stripe for a total of 13 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while recording 5 steals for the matchup. The Mustangs corralled 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 28 for the matchup.
Kendric Davis ended up being a major contributor for the Mustangs for this game. He totaled 19 points in his 37 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 dimes for this contest. He made 7 of 11 in this game for a rate of 63.6%, and had 1 rebound.
SMU has a mark of 22-7 for the season. As an offense, the Mustangs are shooting 44.6% from the field, which has them ranked 145th in the country. SMU has accumulated 2,159 points on the season (74.4 per contest) and they average 37.9 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (106th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. The Mustangs are responsible for committing 15.2 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.4% from the charity stripe.
The Mustangs on defense are ranked 131st in college hoops in points allowed per game with 67.4. They are able to force 11.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 39.9% from the field (28th in the country). The SMU defense concedes 30.0% on shots from 3-point land (186 of 620) and their opposition knocks down 69.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 13.0 assists and 36.2 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 217th and 273rd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tulsa (+8)
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