SMU vs. Texas Southern - 11/26/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Southern Tigers (0-4) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (2-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
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The Texas Southern Tigers and SMU Mustangs play Wednesday night at the Moody Coliseum.
The Texas Southern Tigers have yet to win a game and are struggling at both ends of the court. On the season, Texas Southern is averaging 62.5 points on 38.8 percent shooting and are allowing 78.8 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Chris Thomas leads Texas Southern with 16.3 points and 6.3 rebounds while Tonnie Collier is averaging 14.8 points on 52.6 percent shooting. Madarious Gibbs leads the Tigers with three assists per game and Malcolm Riley is grabbing 5.3 rebounds in limited playing time. The Texas Southern Tigers are shooting just 27.4 percent from three and will continue to struggle offensively with Jose Rodriguez out for the season. Overall, Texas Southern is in for a long season and will likely have its second losing season in four years.
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The SMU Mustangs have lost three of their last four games and need something to get them going. On the season, SMU is averaging 73.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting and is allowing 67 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Nic Moore has 32 points and 12 assists in his last two games and Keith Frazier has 33 points in his last two contests. Ben Moore has 15 assists on the season and Yanick Moreira has 33 points and 15 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs defense has to improve if they’re going to be a force this season, as they’ve allowed 70-plus points in three of their last four games. Of course, the loss of Marcus Kennedy hasn’t helped as the big man provides a big boost in the paint. Either way, SMU has to get its act together and it should start now against a subpar schedule.
The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record. The Mustangs are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
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