Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Mustangs and Mountaineers. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on FS1, and it’s hosted by the Mountaineers at Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, FL. Get ready to place your bets! The Mustangs are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 145 points.
SMU MUSTANGS VS WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers +2.5
This game will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena at 8:30 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 72-68 in favor of the Mountaineers.
- Not only will West Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 140 points.
Does SMU Stand a Chance on the Road?
The Mustangs are 2-1 on the season, but lost their most recent game to Texas A&M by a score of 79-66. In their last three road games, including those from last season, SMU has gone 0-3. As of today’s game, SMU has a current against-the-spread (ATS) record of 1-2 for the season. Looking back over their last ten games, including those from the previous season, SMU has a 4-4-1 ATS record.
After three games, SMU has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 144.3 points per game so far. In the Mustangs’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 77 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
Coming off their recent game, the SMU offense tallied 66 points in a matchup against Texas A&M. Their field goal percentage for the game was 35.4%, and they made 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Chuck Harris with 21 points. Zhuric Phelps also added 13 points for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs’ defense is presently ranked 59th nationally, allowing an average of 65.5 points per contest. The SMU defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 79 points and allowed Texas A&M to connect on 10 threes.
Does West Virginia Have What it Takes to Win as Home Underdogs?
After three games, West Virginia has a 2-1 record. In their previous ten home games, West Virginia had a 2-8 record, which includes last year. In terms of West Virginia’s performance against the spread, they come into today’s matchup with a 2-1 ATS record. Factoring in their performance from the previous season, West Virginia has gone 6-3-1 ATS in their last ten games.
Through three games, West Virginia has an over/under record of 1-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 130.3 points per game so far. In the Mountaineers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 73 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
In their most recent game, the Mountaineers’ offense tallied 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 67.3 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Quinn Slazinski, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 17.3, while Jesse Edwards also maintains a PPG average of 14.3 leading up to the game.
West Virginia’s defense has been playing well, ranking 40th nationally, with 63.0 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.7 threes per game vs. SMU. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 37.7%.