Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Temple Owls travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
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The Owls come into this game with an overall record of 9-6 and a road record of 1-3. They are 8-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-5. The Mustangs have an overall record of 12-3 and a home record of 9-0. They have an over/under record of 3-7 and they are 7-3 against the spread.
Obi Enechionyia comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Owls. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 12.7 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Temple. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Semi Ojeleye averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mustangs. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Shake Milton averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Temple averages 71.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 202nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 288th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 135th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 167th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 31st with 11.3 per game. The Owls allow 71 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 83rd and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.1 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd and they give up 13.8 assists per contest which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 204th in Division 1.
SMU averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 193rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 94th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 69th respectively. In the turnover department the Mustangs rank 78th with 12.3 per game. The Mustangs allow 58.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 55th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.1 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 32nd place in the nation. The Mustangs force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 286th in college basketball.
The Owls average 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8 per contest. The Owls have an offensive rating of 101.4 and they assist on 57.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Temple turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.3%. The Owls give up 75 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Mustangs score 75.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 17.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 21.6 points per game. The Mustangs have a rating on offense of 112.1 and 60.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. SMU turns it over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 59.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 41.7%. The Mustangs give up 53.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 50.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 8-4 against the spread
The Temple Owls are 8-5 against the over/under
SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 7-3 against the spread
The SMU Mustangs are 3-7 against the over/under
Temple Owls Injuries
12/30/16 G Josh Brown Foot "?" Wednesday vs. SMU
11/08/16 G Trey Lowe Upper Body expected to redshirt
SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take SMU
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