Thursday, February 9, 2017
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The SMU Mustangs travel to Liacouras Center to play the Temple Owls on Thursday, February 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has SMU as 6 point favorites.
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The Mustangs come into this game with an overall record of 20-4 and a road record of 5-3. They are 13-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-10. The Owls have an overall record of 13-11 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 16-6 and they are 11-9 against the spread.
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Semi Ojeleye comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Mustangs. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Shake Milton averages 13.9 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for SMU. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Levan Shawn Alston averages 14 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Owls. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Obi Enechionyia averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
SMU averages 73.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 160th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 67th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 13th in the country. They average 39.4 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.2 per game. The Mustangs allow 58.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 76th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 12.1 assists per contest which puts them in 80th place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 252nd in Division 1.
Temple averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 199th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 248th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 138th in the nation. They average 34.2 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 242nd and 98th respectively. In the turnover department the Owls rank 43rd with 11.7 per game. The Owls allow 71.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 153rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 141st and 160th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 242nd and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 246th place in the nation. The Owls force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 235th in college basketball.
The Mustangs average 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 75.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 22.7 per contest. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 115.2 and they assist on 63.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 63.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. SMU turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.4%. The Mustangs give up 63.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 53 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Owls score 73.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 76 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.7 points per game. The Owls have a rating on offense of 104.1 and 57.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Temple turns it over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.8%. The Owls give up 67.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 13-4 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 9-10 against the over/under
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 11-9 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 16-6 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Temple Owls Injuries
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body out for season
01/07/17 G Josh Brown Achilles out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take SMU -6
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