Cornell Big Red (5-6) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (7-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 22, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -14 -- Over/Under: 138
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The SMU Mustangs host the Cornell Big Red in a Saturday college basketball tilt.
The Cornell Big Red couldn’t get enough stops at the defensive end of the floor in an 86-70 defeat at Toledo on Wednesday. Both teams connected at around 44% but Toledo was nearly perfect at the charity stripe at 24-26 and connected at 10-25 from beyond the arc.
Matt Morgan powered the Big Red offense with 24 points on 6-12 accuracy an 10-10 at the line. Josh Warren gave Cornell 14 points, seven boards, six assists and two blocks on 6-9 from the floor followed by Jimmy Boeheim with eight points on 3-7 shooting.
The Southern Methodist Mustangs have been at the top of their game with wins in five of six after downing Georgetown 81-73 Saturday as a three point road dog. SMU held Georgetown to 39.7% shooting and sank shots at 47.5% including 10-25 from long range.
The balanced Mustangs offense saw Jahmal McMurray toss in a game high 19 points on 5-10 from the floor with four long balls and 5-6 at the stripe. Isiaha Mike and Ethan Chargois each scored 17 points and combined for nine rebounds and seven assists with Chargois posting five blocks on 7-12 from the field while Nat Dixon netted eleven points on 4-6.
Cornell Big Red are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS loss and Cornell Big Red are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Over is 9-1 in SMU Mustangs last 10 overall and over is 8-1 in SMU Mustangs last 9 home games and over is 12-2 in SMU Mustangs last 14 non-conference games.
SMU wins and has blowout potential if they care to press theissue…