Temple at SMU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The Temple Owls travel to Moody Coliseum to play the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has SMU as 8.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 68.9 points per contest while giving up 70.5 per game. SMU has an overall record of 12-5. They are averaging 74.1 points per game and surrendering 60.8, good for a point differential of 13.3.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 5-6 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 6-6 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Quinton Rose averages 14.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 67%. Levan Shawn Alston averages 14.1 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Shake Milton averages 17 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Jarrey Foster averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 68.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 295th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 247th in the country. They average 32.9 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game, which ranks them 309th and 293rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 11.3 per game. The Owls allow 70.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 261st and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 257th and they give up 13.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 209th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 74th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 201st in the country with 74.1 points per game this year. They are 96th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.3. They shoot 42% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in college basketball. They are 215th in the nation in rebounding with 35.3 boards per game, and 28th in assists per contest with 17.3. The Mustangs are 252nd in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Mustangs surrender 60.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 108th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 45th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mustangs are 295th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Owls are 209th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 272nd. In terms of pace they are 327th in the country with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 248th. As a team they are 271st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 169th in Division 1. Temple is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 221st in the nation.
SMU is 197th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 81st in Division 1. The Mustangs are 29th in the nation in defensive rating with 92.1, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 57th. They are 340th in D-1 in pace with 65.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 68th. As a unit they are 86th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 168th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take SMU -8.5
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