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Southern Methodist Mustangs home to Dolphins in NCAAB betting action

Jacksonville DolphinsSouthern Methodist Mustangs
March 19, 8:00 PM | Moody Coliseum

Jacksonville Dolphins vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD18-14

Moody Coliseum will host SMU Mustangs vs. Jacksonville Dolphins action on Saturday as both teams aim for the next round of the CIT Tournament in 2011.

Supporters of the Dolphins have watched them go 20-11 on the year, while the Mustangs are at 18-14 and 13-8-1 ATS. SMU is favored by 5.5 points at Bovada and other top online sportsbooks.

View Jacksonville vs Southern Methodist Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mustangs at No. 244 and the Dolphins at No. 108 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 69-68 result in favor of the Mustangs.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southern Methodist has the nation's No. 269-rated offensive output, at 65.2 PPG. The visiting Dolphins defense ranks No. 99 allowing on average 65.5 PPG. The Mustangs FG% has averaged 48.2% so far, more than the Dolphins marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 75-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. Southern Methodist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 281 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Jacksonville, they were a 71-66 winner as they battled East Carolina on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Dolphins grabbed a 71-66 win over the Pirates on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Travis Cohn at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Southern Methodist was a 64-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Oral Roberts. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites. Southern Methodist earned a 64-57 victory over Oral Roberts on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Papa Dia at Moody Coliseum.

Southern Methodist Mustangs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Oral Roberts are 0-2
After a win are 5-5


A few Dolphins at Mustangs trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
Southern Methodist is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

 

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