Indiana State vs. SMU: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 20, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

The players to watch will include Robbie Avila and Zhuric Phelps when the Indiana State Sycamores (28-6) face the SMU Mustangs (20-12) at Hulman Center, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday. Wednesday’s game between the Sycamores and the Mustangs sees the Sycamores as a solid, 7.5-point favorite. The over/under is 158.5 points for the game.

Indiana State vs. SMU Betting Lines

Indiana State vs SMU Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Indiana State -7.5 158.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick SMU (+7.5)
Total Pick Under (158.5)

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Indiana State vs. SMU Stat Rankings

Indiana State Avg. (Rank) SMU Avg. (Rank)
84.4 (8th) Points Scored 76.3 (100th)
72.0 (184th) Points Allowed 67.8 (63rd)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
6.3 (350th) Off. Rebounds 13.1 (4th)
11.0 (4th) 3pt Made 7.5 (169th)
17.5 (12th) Assists 15.8 (36th)
11.4 (203rd) Turnovers 11.0 (159th)

Indiana State vs. SMU Betting Trends

  • The Sycamores’ record against the spread is 19-13-1.
  • As 7.5-point favorites or more, Indiana State is 12-7-1 against the spread.
  • The Sycamores have played 33 games this year, and 19 of them have hit the over.
  • Indiana State’s games have finished with more than 158.5 points 15 times so far this season.
  • The over/under for this game is 158.5 points, 2.1 more than the average point total for Sycamores games this season.
  • Against the spread, SMU is 14-16-1 this year.
  • The Mustangs don’t have a win ATS (0-1) as a 7.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • This season, 19 of Indiana State’s 33 games have gone over the point total.
  • Mustangs games have had over 158.5 points four times this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 14.3 points higher than the average scoring total for SMU’s games (144.2).

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Indiana State Impact Players

  • Avila paces his squad in points per contest (17.5), and also puts up 6.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists. Defensively, he puts up 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
  • Ryan Conwell is averaging 16.2 points, 2.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds per contest.
  • Jayson Kent is tops on the Sycamores at 8.1 rebounds per game, while also putting up 0.6 assists and 12.9 points.
  • Isaiah Swope posts 16.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Julian Larry leads the Sycamores at 4.7 assists per contest, while also putting up 2.9 rebounds and 10.7 points.

SMU Impact Players

  • Phelps tops the Mustangs in scoring (14.6 points per game), and produces 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He also puts up 1.9 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.
  • Chuck Harris is No. 1 on the Mustangs in assists (3.4 per game), and posts 13.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. He also posts 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Samuell Williamson is the Mustangs’ top rebounder (7.3 per game), and he contributes 8.6 points and 1.5 assists.
  • The Mustangs get 8.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game from Tyreek Smith.
  • Keon Ambrose Hylton is putting up 7.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per contest, making 64.9% of his shots from the field.

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