Lamar Cardinals (2-3) vs. SMU Mustangs (2-3)
November 27, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: SMU Mustangs -19.5 / Lamar Cardinals +19.5; Over/Under: +134.5
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The Lamar Cardinals and SMU Mustangs meet Sunday in college basketball action at the Moody Coliseum. The Lamar Cardinals look to get above a .500 record. The SMU Mustangs look to get back to a .500 record.
The Lamar Cardinals are averaging 74.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Nate Calmese is averaging 14.7 points and 3.2 assists, while Adam Hamilton is averaging 13.8 points and 8.3 rebounds. Chris Pryor is the third double-digit scorer and Jakevion Buckley is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Lamar Cardinals are shooting 22.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Lamar Cardinals are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game.
The SMU Mustangs are averaging 65.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Zhuric Phelps is averaging 18.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, while Zach Nutall is averaging 14.2 points and 1.6 assists. Efe Odigie is the third double-digit scorer and Samuell Williamson is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 27.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The SMU Mustangs are allowing 27.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.
The Cardinals are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Mustangs are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 overall. The under is 6-2 in Mustangs last 8 overall.
The SMU Mustangs are kind of due for a breakout performance after some frustrating results. The Lamar Cardinals have had issues against far lesser teams, and their lack of outside shooting doesn’t help them on the road. This feels like a spot for SMU to get rolling before a big game against Texas A&M.