Southern Methodist vs. Yale - 11/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Yale Bulldogs (3-0) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (2-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Yale Bulldogs and SMU Mustangs meet Sunday afternoon at the Moody Coliseum.
The Yale Bulldogs look for their second road win to remain undefeated overall. The Yale Bulldogs are averaging 82.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Makai Mason is averaging 18.7 points and 3.3 assists while Justin Sears is averaging 16.3 points and six rebounds. Jack Montague is dishing two assists and Brandon Sherrod is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Yale Bulldogs are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and are averaging 15.3 offensive rebounds per game. Yale is a top heavy team with four double-digit scorers who have scored at least 70 points in all three games this season. Yale has won seven of its last 10 road games.
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The SMU Mustangs also look to remain unbeaten with wins over Sam Houston State and Stanford. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 85 points on 59.1 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 35.8 percent shooting. Ben Moore is averaging 16 points and 7.5 rebounds while Nic Moore is averaging 12.5 points and three assists. Markus Kennedy is dishing four assists and Jordan Tolbert is grabbing five rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 46.4 percent from downtown and are averaging just 11 turnovers per contest. SMU has eight players averaging at least seven points and have scored 85 points in each of the Mustangs first two games. SMU has won 10 of its last 11 games on its home court.
The Bulldogs are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 19-7-2 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Mustangs are 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games.
While SMU is the more talented team, Yale is an experienced team that's won 14 of its last 19 games and has done a great job of covering those games as well. Mustangs win, but the Bulldogs can certainly keep it close.