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Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Scarlet Knights College Hoops Game Preview

Southern Methodist MustangsRutgers Scarlet Knights
19-5February 13, 2014, 07:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center10-14



The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Louis Brown Athletic Center in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Scarlet Knights are 10-14 overall and 10-12 ATS, while the Mustangs are 19-5 and 14-5-1 ATS. As for the totals, Rutgers boasts a 14-8 on the OU, and Southern Methodist is 8-12.

View Southern Methodist Mustangs vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Mustangs were listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Scarlet Knights - Mustangs odds would favor the Mustangs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 242 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Southern Methodist is at No. 39.

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Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 79-69 winner as they battled South Florida on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Kadeem Jack went off for 31 points and added 6 rebounds for good measure, leading Rutgers to a 79-69 win over South Florida on Saturday at Sun Dome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 72-ranked offense, averaging 74.92 PPG, against a Mustangs defense that ranks No. 15 at 61 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 43.87% so far, less than the Mustangs marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.57% per game.

A few Mustangs at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Southern Methodist is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Southern Methodist is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Southern Methodist's last 5 games
Southern Methodist is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Rutgers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Southern Methodist at Temple, Sunday, February 16th
Rutgers at Louisville, Sunday, February 16th

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