SMU Mustangs (2-3) at Wright State Raiders (3-2)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 21, 2018, 6:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Wright State Raiders +3.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5
The Wright State Raiders and SMU Mustangs meet Wednesday in the college basketball Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.
The Wright State Raiders look for a victory here to rebound from their 3-2 start to the season. The Wright State Raiders are averaging 76.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Billy Wampler is averaging 16.8 points and 1.3 assists while Loudon Love is averaging 16.5 points and 8.8 rebounds. Cole Gentry is the third double-digit scorer and Skyelar Potter is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Wright State Raiders are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wright State Raiders are allowing 41.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Wright State Raiders have lost their last two non-home games.
The SMU Mustangs need a statement win here to get back to a .500 record. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 73.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jahmal McMurray is averaging 17.3 points and 2.8 assists while Ethan Chargois is averaging 17 points and 9.5 rebounds. Jimmy Whitt Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Nat Dixon is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 65.6 percent from the free throw line. The SMU Mustangs are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The SMU Mustangs have lost four of their last five non-home games.
The Raiders are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mustangs are 18-38-1 ATS in their last 57 neutral site games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Raiders last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 4-0 in Mustangs last 4 overall.
The SMU Mustangs are a better team than what they've shown out of the gate and are a team that can't afford to pile up losses to teams they should be beating, especially playing in a subpar conference. The Wright State Raiders haven't played a ton of defense up to this point and are getting torched from beyond the arc. I expect SMU to finally put together 40 minutes of basketball and win in comfortable fashion.