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SMU vs. Kent State - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kent State Golden Flashes (7-2) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (9-0)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Orleans Arena)

The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -10.5 -- Over/Under: 143 See the Latest Odds

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The SMU Mustangs and the Kent State Golden Flashes face off on Tuesday in Las Vegas in college basketball action.

The SMU Mustangs are off to a 9-0 start and appear to be focused in on a big season. SMU is averaging 84.9 points per game and they are shooting 53.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.4 points and their opponents are shooting 37 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 14.3 points and 5.1 assists per game. Jordan Tolbert is averaging 13.8 points and 11 assists, Keith Frazier is averaging 13.4 points, and Ben Moore is averaging 13.1 points and 8.5 rebounds. SMU wants to leave no doubt that they are a NCAA Tournament quality team.

SMU vs. Kent State - 12/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Kent State Golden Flashes are 7-2 this season and they have won their last four games. Kent State is averaging 76.1 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.6 points and their opponents are shooting 44 percent. Jimmy Hall leads KSU averaging 15.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. Kellon Thomas is averaging 13.8 points, Xavier Pollard is averaging 12.1 points, and Khaliq Spicer is averaging 7.9 points and 6.9 rebounds. Both of Kent State’s losses have come away from home.

SMU is 6-20 against the spread in their last 26 neutral site games and 6-1 against the spread following a game that they scored 90 or more points. Kent State is 5-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four games, and 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine neutral site games.

Larry Brown will be back on the sidelines for SMU and look for him to have the ponies fired up and for them to get the cover.

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