SMU Mustangs vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 2/12/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: SMU Mustangs vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Charles Koch Arena is the site where the Wichita State Shockers (12-12) will go up against the SMU Mustangs (9-16) on Sunday.
The SMU Mustangs played Temple and notched a win by a score of 72-71 in their last game. SMU finished having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (24 out of 56) and converted 7 of their 17 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Mustangs converted 17 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 56.7%. In reference to rebounding, they collected 28 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 14 assists in this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 19 turnovers and earning 12 steals. In regard to defense, SMU allowed 42.9% from the field on 24 of 56 shooting. Temple recorded 19 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. In addition, Temple snagged 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. Temple ended up going 70.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 20 attempts. They made 9 of 26 tries from long range. When talking about fouls, the Mustangs ended up finishing with 21 and Temple totaled 25 fouls.
Zhuric Phelps is a guy who played a role in this game. He ended up with 19 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played for 28 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 54.5% from the floor and earned 5 assists.
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SMU steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 9-16 so far this season. They are turning it over 12.9 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, SMU is pulling down 35.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 334 dimes so far this year, which is 155th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Mustangs are connecting on 31.6% from downtown (163 of 516) and 67.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.4 pts per contest (238th in college basketball) while hitting 41.8% from the field.
Defensively, the Mustangs have forced 13.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 33.5% on 3-point shots while they are 301st in D-1 in opponents PPG (74.1). The Mustangs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.8% (662 of 1,512) and they surrender 38.3 boards per game as a group. They are 331st in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 375 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Wichita State Shockers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 72-67 when they faced UCF. With respect to how they attacked the glass, Wichita State allowed UCF to grab 30 in total (14 on the offensive glass). They finished 37.5% from 3-point land via 12 out of 32 and finished the contest at 12 of 15 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Shockers allowed UCF to make 24 of 63 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 38.1% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Shockers walked away from this one shooting 24 for 47 from the field which had them shooting 51.1%. In terms of shots from distance, Wichita State buried 4 of their 16 attempts (25.0%). They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. UCF was called for 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Shockers to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They also gave up possession 18 times, while earning 6 steals for the game. The Shockers were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for the matchup.
Craig Porter ended up having an impact for the Shockers for the matchup. He scored 19 points in his 38 minutes on the hardwood and earned 7 dimes in this game. He made 6 out of 13 in this matchup giving him a rate of 46.2%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Wichita State has a win-loss mark of 12-12 for the year. As an offensive team, the Shockers are hitting on 43.1% from the field, which ranks them 269th in college basketball. Wichita State has 1,649 points this year (68.7 per game) and they collect 36.3 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.8 times per game (292nd in the nation) and they lose possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest. The Shockers commit 14.7 fouls per contest and they hit 71.7% from the free throw line.
The Shockers defensively are ranked 95th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 66.7. They are forcing 11.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 39.4% from the field (15th in college basketball). The Wichita State defense gives up 32.1% on 3-pointers (189 of 588) and their opposition makes 73.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 13.3 dimes and 35.5 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 218th and 271st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take SMU
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