UConn vs. SMU - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (21-3) at Connecticut Huskies (18-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm (XL Center)
The Line: Connecticut Huskies -3.5 -- Over/Under: 138 See the Latest Odds
The UConn Huskies and the SMU Mustangs face off on Thursday in AAC college basketball action.
The UConn Huskies are 18-7 this season and they have won four of their last five games. UConn is averaging 73.8 points per game and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Shonn Miller leads the Huskies averaging 13.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Rodney Purvis is averaging 13.3 points, Sterling Gibbs is averaging 12.6 points, and Daniel Hamilton is averaging 11.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 5.0 assists. Connecticut is 12-2 at home and 8-4 in the AAC.
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The SMU Mustangs 21-3 this season and they have won two of their last three games. SMU is averaging 79.4 points per game and they are shooting 50.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 16.7 points and 5.2 assists per game. Ben Moore is averaging 12.1 points and 7.1 rebounds, Keith Frazier is averaging 11.9 points, and Jordan Tolbert is averaging 11.8 points and 8.7 rebounds. SMU is 6-2 on the road and 9-3 in the AAC.
UConn is 6-15-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 4-9 against the spread against the AAC, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games. SMU is 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 1-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The total is set at 138 and I see this one going over that so the over is my free pick.