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SMU vs. UConn - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Connecticut Huskies (20-9) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (24-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)

The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -4.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The SMU Mustangs and the UConn Huskies face off on Thursday in AAC college basketball action.

The SMU Mustangs are 24-4 this season and they have won their last three games. SMU Is averaging 78 points per game and they are shooting 50 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.9 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 16.1 points and 5.3 assists per game. Ben Moore is averaging 12.0 points and 7.4 rebounds, Keith Frazier is averaging 11.9 points, and Jordan Tolbert is averaging 11.6 points and 8.4 rebounds. SMU is 15-1 at home and 12-4 in the AAC.

SMU vs. UConn - 3/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The UConn Huskies are 20-9 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. UConn is averaging 73.2 points per game and they are shooting 46.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Shonn Miller leads the Huskies averaging 13 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Rodney Purvis is averaging 12.9 points, Sterling Gibbs is averaging 11.8 points, and Daniel Hamilton is averaging 11.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. UConn is 6-3 on the road and 10-6 in the AAC.

SMU is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 home games, 2-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-8 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. UConn is 2-5 against the spread against the AAC and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The home team has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two teams.

SMU is a five point favorite and with no post season I see them leaving it all on the court here. 

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