Monday's contest that pits the SMU Mustangs (3-1) against the West Virginia Mountaineers (2-1) at Suncoast Credit Union Arena has a projected final score of 71-67 (based on our computer prediction) in favor of SMU, who is a small favorite in this matchup according to our model. Game time is at 8:30 PM on November 20.

According to our computer prediction, SMU should cover the point spread, which is listed at 3.5. The two sides are projected to fall short of the 143.5 total.

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SMU vs. West Virginia Game Info & Odds

  • Date: Monday, November 20, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1
  • Where: Cypress Lake, Florida
  • Venue: Suncoast Credit Union Arena
  • Line: SMU -3.5
  • Point Total: 143.5
  • Moneyline (To Win): SMU -185, West Virginia +150

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SMU vs. West Virginia Score Prediction

  • Prediction: SMU 71, West Virginia 67

Spread & Total Prediction for SMU vs. West Virginia

  • Pick ATS: SMU (-3.5)
  • Pick OU: Under (143.5)

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SMU Performance Insights

  • With 70.3 points scored per game and 75.6 points allowed last year, SMU was 205th in the nation offensively and 323rd defensively.
  • The Mustangs were 210th in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.3) and 329th in rebounds conceded (33.9) last season.
  • Last season SMU was ranked 136th in college basketball in assists with 13.6 per game.
  • At 6.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 31.1% from beyond the arc last year, the Mustangs were 288th and 329th in the country, respectively, in those categories.
  • Giving up 7.7 3-pointers per game and conceding 34.9% from downtown last season, SMU was 240th and 256th in the country, respectively, in those categories.
  • SMU took 33.7% percent of its shots from beyond the arc last year, and 66.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.8% of SMU's buckets were 3-pointers, and 75.2% were 2-pointers.

West Virginia Performance Insights

  • West Virginia was 74th in the country last season with 76 points per game. At the other end of the court, it ranked 204th with 70.9 points allowed per contest.
  • The Mountaineers pulled down 31.4 boards per game (201st-ranked in college basketball) last season, while allowing 29 rebounds per contest (53rd-ranked).
  • West Virginia ranked 179th in college basketball with 13 dimes per contest.
  • The Mountaineers ranked 235th in college basketball with 12.4 turnovers per game last season. Meanwhile, they ranked 40th with 14.1 forced turnovers per game.
  • The Mountaineers were 192nd in the nation with 7.3 treys per game last year. Meanwhile, they ranked 132nd with a 35% shooting percentage from beyond the arc.
  • West Virginia ranked 82nd in college basketball with 6.5 threes allowed per game. Meanwhile, it ranked 199th with a 34% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
  • In terms of shot breakdown, West Virginia took 63.7% two-pointers (accounting for 71.9% of the team's baskets) and 36.3% from beyond the arc (28.1%).

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