Bet the Total: Southern Methodist at Wichita St. Pick

by | Last updated Feb 12, 2023 | cbb

SMU (9-16 SU 7-16 ATS) vs. Wichita State (12-12 SU 12-10 ATS)
When: Sunday, February 12th: 4:00 ET
Where: Charles Koch Arena Wichita, KS
Point Spread: SMU +6.5/WSU -6.5 (Bet it for FREE with a 50% real cash bonus up to $250 at Bovada Sportsbook! – The BEST live wagering platform on the planet!)
Total: 136.5
Money Line: SMU Mustangs +227/Wichita State Shockers -292

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Last Game Info

SMU will be looking for another win, as they most recently defeated Temple by a score of 72-71. The Mustangs also picked up an ATS victory as they were +2 point underdogs. The combined 143 points finished above the 139 total line.

Going into their last game, Wichita State was the betting favorite at -2.5 but fell to UCF by a score of 72-67. The combined 139 points finished above the 133.5 total line.

Current Form

Over their last five games, SMU has a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Mustangs’ offense averages 72.4 points per game while hitting 41.3% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 46.8% from the field while allowing 80.2 points per contest.

Wichita State
In their previous five contests, Wichita State is 2-3 straight-up and 3-2 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 77.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 47.4%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 42.8% of their shots while giving up 76.8 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of SMU’s opponents comes in at 80.2. On the other side, Wichita State’s combined opponent power rating sits at 79.6.

How Does SMU Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Mustangs have played 11 road games and have a record of 2-9. In these contests, SMU is 3-7 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 66.2 points per game on a shooting percentage of 39.3%. On defense, the Mustangs allow 79.1 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 45.6% in these games.

How Does Wichita State Fare At Home?

In their 16 games at home, Wichita State has a 6-10 record vs. the spread while going 7-9 straight-up. On offense, the Shockers are shooting 43.0% on their home floor, leading to 69.2 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 39.3% in these contests. The Wichita State defense is allowing 66.9 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, SMU is averaging 74.4 points per game (103rd) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 44.4%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a Wichita State defense that has allowed an average of 66.7 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 39.5% of their shots vs. Wichita State. On the other side, the Wichita State Shockers are coming into the game averaging 68.5 points per game on a shooting percentage of 40.1%. The Shockers will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 74.1 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 44.0% of their shots vs. the Mustangs.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, SMU has a shooting percentage of 36.3% while ranking 237th in attempts per game. The Mustangs will be facing a Wichita State defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 32.2%. Wichita State enters the game having hit 31.1% of their looks from deep while averaging 7.79 made 3’s per game. On the other end, SMU has allowed opponents to hit 33.7% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note


  • No Reported Injuries

Wichita State

  • Colby Rogers (Out) Eligibility
  • Quincy Ballard (Questionable) Back

Crew’s Free Total Pick

Both teams are horrible in this role, with SMU going 0-5-1 against the spread in conference road games and Wichita just 1-5 at home versus AAC rivals. So, the total seems like the logical choice here. The Shockers are shooting well right now, hitting over 51% in three of their last four games, and face the Mustangs’ 191st-ranked efficiency defense. SMU has done a better job scoring as of late, scoring 72 or more points per game in four of their last five, and anything near that probably sends this game over. Take the Over 137. Bet your Super Bowl picks for FREE by scoring a 100% real cash bonus up to $500 when you use bonus code PREDICTEM at Betnow Sportsbook!