SMU at Temple Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/13/2019
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
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The SMU Mustangs head to Liacouras Center to take on the Temple Owls on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Temple as 5.5 point favorites.
SMU heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 73.7 points per contest while giving up 69.0 per game. Temple has an overall mark of 17-7. They are averaging 74.5 points per contest and giving up 70.8, which is a point differential of 3.7.
Valuable SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 8-14-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 12-9-2 against the over/under this year
Important Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 10-12-2 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 12-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
02/06/19 G Jarrey Foster Knee is out indefinitely
Key Temple Owls Injuries
11/09/18 F Arashma Parks Shoulder is out indefinitely
Jahmal McMurray comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jimmy Whitt averages 12.9 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 6.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Shizz Alston Jr. scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 5.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Quinton Rose averages 16.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU averages 73.7 points per contest, which is 155th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 198th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 36.1 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 142nd and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 329th with 10.9 per game. The Mustangs allow 69.0 points per contest, which is 120th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 190th and 286th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 31st, and they allow 15.1 assists per game which puts them in 307th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple is 141st in the nation with 74.5 points per contest this season. They are 221st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 3.7. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 226th in the NCAA. They are 262nd in D-1 in rebounding with 34.0 boards per contest and 91st in assists per game with 14.6. The Owls are 316th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Owls give up 70.8 points per game, which ranks them 166th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 249th and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 149th with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 277th with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Owls are 286th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Mustangs are 48th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.1. In terms of pace they are 321st in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 172nd. As a team they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 96th in Division 1. SMU is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions.
Temple is 324th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Owls have an offensive rating of 104.2, which is ranked 169th. They are 148th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 228th. As a unit they are 201st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 167th in the country.
Who will win tonight's SMU/Temple college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take SMU +5.5
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