SMU vs. South Florida - 12/31/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
South Florida Bulls (6-7) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (9-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs and the South Florida Bulls face off on Wednesday in Dallas at Moody Coliseum in American Athletic Conference college basketball action.
The SMU Mustangs are 9-3 this season and after a slow start they have won their last seven games. SMU is averaging 70.5 points and they are shooting 48.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.7 points and their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 15.4 points per game. Keth Frazier is averaging 11.2 points, Yanick Moreira is averaging 12.6 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Ben Moore is averaging 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds. SMU is 8-1 at home this season.
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The South Florida Bulls are 6-7 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. USF is averaging 69.2 points and they are shooting 47.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Corey Allen Jr. leads the Bulls averaging 16.9 points per game. Chris Perry is averaging 12.8 points and 7.5 rebounds, Nehemias Morillo is averaging 9.6 points and 5.8 rebounds, and Anthony Collins is averaging 9.8 points and 6.0 assists. South Florida is 1-3 on the road this season.
SMU is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, 12-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 2-5 against the spread against the AAC. South Florida is 9-23 against the spread following a loss, 207 against the spread against the AAC, and 0-6-1 against the spread in their last seven games.
SMU is a giant favorite here and I still see them rolling as USF’s defense has been non-existent.