USC Trojans vs. SMU Mustangs Free College Basketball Pick - Odds - ATS Prediction

Date: 
December 2, 10:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
SMU -3.5
Total: 
139.5

The SMU Mustangs (6-2) host the 14th ranked USC Trojans (4-1) in a non-conference game that will take place at the Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas at 10:00 PM ET. SMU are the 3.5-point favorite with a total pffored up at 139.5.

In their last game USC was at home and they suffered their first loss of the season falling to a ranked Texas A&M team 75-59. Chimezie Metu was the high scorer for the Trojans going for 13 points on only 5/14 shooting, but he did pick up eight rebounds. DJ Hogg was the high scorer for Texas A&M with 15 points on 4/11 shooting and he hit three of his seven 3-pointers. USC was outscored by nine points in the 2nd half and for the game they shot an ice-cold 28.2% from the field while Texas A&M shot 44.3%. The Trojans failed to cover the spread in the game as a 4-point favorite with the total going Under.

SMU was at home in their last game where they had no problem beating UT Rio Grande Valley in a game that did not have a line. Shake Milton was the high scorer for the Mustangs going for 22 points on 6/13 shooting and four of five starters for SMU scored at least 15 points. Nick Dixon was the high scorer for UT Rio Grande Valley with 14 points on 5/10 shooting and he was one of only two players that scored in double figures. For the game the Mustangs shot 55% from the field, 52.9% from behind the 3-pt arc, and they held UT Rio Grand Valley to 41.8% shooting. SMU outscored UT Rio Grande Valley by 24 points in the first half.

USC ranks tied for 107th in the nation in ppg and 83rd in opponents’ ppg and SMU ranks tied for 200th in ppg and tied for 3rd in opponents’ ppg.

These teams last met in last season’s NCAA Tournament where USC beat SMU 66-65.

This season USC is 3-2 ATS with an O/U record of 1-4 and SMU is 2-2 ATS with an O/U record of 1-3.

SAGARIN RATINGS

USC: 85.29
SMU: 84.60

INJURY REPORT

USC

  • [G] 12/01/2017 - De'Anthony Melton is doubtful Saturday vs SMU ( Suspension )

SMU NONE

USC at SMU NCAAB Key Betting Trends

  • USC is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games
  • USC is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games
  • USC has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games
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  • SMU is 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 games
  • SMU is 20-7 ATS in their last 27 home games
  • SMU has an Under record of 4-1-1 in their last 6 games

USC at SMU Prediction Dec/2/2017

These two teams are off to good starts going a combined 10-3 on the season getting it done with solid defense. The Trojans are allowing 66.8 points per game on 38.9% shooting and the Mustangs 56.5 on 39.2%. USC comes into this game off of a 75-59 loss where they were out boarded at both ends of the court and allowed 75 points or more for the second time in three games. They've had a week to improve their defensive game and that should be their number one priority in this game. SMU has played brilliant fefense at home holding their opponents to 56.5 points per game on 39.2 shooting and while they haven't had the toughest schedule they did hold Arizona to a season low 60 points.

Free Pick: 
Take the UNDER 139.5 (CK)