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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/21/14

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (8-10) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (14-4)

College Basketball: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)

The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Southern Methodist Mustangs play host to the Rutgeers Scarlet Knights at Moody Coliseum.

Rutgers has a reputation for putting the ball in the basket whichis quite true. Unfortunately opponents have been just as effective when it coes to lighting up the scoreboard. Problems arise when the offense struggles which was evident in a 77-55 fefeat at Houston on Sunday. Neither end of the floor stood tall with the Cougars sinking half of their looks while countering with only 31% which still short despite 19 extra attempts. Myles Mack was Rutgers best scoring option with 15 points followed by a ten point, nine rebound effort from Kadeem Jack.

Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/21/14

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Southern Methodist took a break from the rigors of the AAC wars with a Sunday afternoon tilt versus Hofstra and it didn't turn out well for the Pride. The Mustangs notched their third consecutive double digit victory in a 73-49 decision. SMU took a 15 point lead in to the locker room and never looked back with the defense limiting the visitors to 33% from the floor and forcing 18 turnovers. SMU connected at 50% and and held advantages throughout the boxscore. Cannen Cunningham led four DD scorers with 14 points on 7-10 shooting while Markus Kennedy tossed in 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds with Ben Moore and Nic Moore chipped in with ten points each.

Rutgers appeared to have given up versus Houston and if that happens again they will get embarassed. The Mustangs win and cover if they get up early but I'll take the points and hope the visitors at least show up but this a stretch...

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