Wichita State Shockers vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 2/3/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
The SMU Mustangs (16-4) host the Wichita State Shockers (11-8) at Moody Coliseum on Thursday.
The Wichita State Shockers faced Tulsa and took home the win by a score of 58-48 in their last contest. Wichita State walked away from the contest having earned a 32.2% field goal percentage (19 of 59) and converted 8 of 28 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Shockers knocked down 12 of 19 shots for a percentage of 63.2%. In relation to getting rebounds, they earned 38 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 10 assists for this contest in addition to creating 17 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of the defense, Wichita State allowed 32.7% from the floor on 17 out of 52 shooting. Tulsa doled out 5 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. Additionally, Tulsa collected 34 boards (4 offensive, 30 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Tulsa finished the contest at 55.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of their 18 shots. They knocked down 4 of their 18 shots from long range. When talking about fouls, the Shockers ended up finishing with 16 and Tulsa accounted for 16 fouls.
Ricky Council IV is a player who was a major factor for this game. He walked away from this one shooting 57.1% from the field and also totaled 1 assist. He was on the court for 18 minutes and also collected 2 rebounds. He notched 11 points on 4 out of 7 shooting.
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Wichita State comes into this contest with a win-loss record of 11-8 this season. They average 67.9 points per contest (271st in the country) while hitting 39.8% from the floor. The Shockers are connecting on 31.4% on 3-pointers (148 of 471) and 73.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Wichita State is collecting 37.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 230 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 287th in college basketball in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 16.1 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on the defensive end, the Shockers are forcing 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 75th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 223 relinquished this year. The Shockers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 40.6% (436 of 1,075) and they surrender 35.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 30.1% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 59th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (64.3).
In their last game, the SMU Mustangs went home victorious with a score of 69-61 when they faced Temple. In reference to attacking the glass, SMU allowed Temple to get 33 overall (12 on the offensive glass). They finished 38.1% from beyond the arc by connecting on 8 of 21 and finished the game at 7 out of 15 at the charity stripe (46.7%). The Mustangs allowed Temple to convert 23 of 66 tries from the field which had them shooting 34.8% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Mustangs went 24 out of 50 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.0%. When discussing 3-point attempts, SMU knocked down 4 of 13 attempts (30.8%). They were able to make 17 of them for a percentage of 73.9%. Temple committed 19 personal fouls for the contest which took the Mustangs to the charity stripe for 23 attempts. They turned it over 14 times, while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Mustangs pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 34 for the contest.
Marcus Weathers was important for the Mustangs for this game. He earned 27 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for this contest. He converted 11 of 16 in the game giving him a rate of 68.8%, and had 9 rebounds.
SMU has a record of 16-4 for the season. The Mustangs commit 15.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 75.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.1 times per game (121st in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. SMU has accounted for 1,521 pts this season (76.1 per contest) and they collect 38.7 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Mustangs are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 106th in the nation.
The SMU defense gives up 30.4% on three-point shots (132 of 434) and opponents are connecting on 67.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 12.4 assists and 35.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 159th and 247th in those defensive categories. The Mustangs are ranked 128th in D-1 in points given up per game with 66.9. They are able to force 11.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the field (31st in the nation).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wichita State
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