Temple vs SMU Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/12/2020
Game: Temple Owls vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -3.5
The Temple Owls head to Dickies Arena to take on the SMU Mustangs on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this game has SMU as 3.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-17. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 68.3 points per contest while giving up 67.9 per game. SMU has an overall mark of 19-11. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 14-17-0 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 11-20-0 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 14-15-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 18-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
03/11/20 F Justyn Hamilton Ankle is questionable Thursday vs SMU
01/08/20 G Damian Dunn Foot is out indefinitely
Key SMU Mustangs Injuries
11/14/19 F Jahmar Young Jr. Redshirt is out for season
03/01/20 F Everett Ray Knee is out indefinitely
Quinton Rose comes into this game averaging 16.4 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Nate Pierre-Louis averages 10.9 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.1 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Tyson Jolly scores 14.5 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Kendric Davis averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.1 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Temple averages 68.3 points per contest, which is 263rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 329th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 237th in the nation. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 70th and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 191st with 12.9 per game. The Owls allow 67.9 points per contest, which is 133rd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 69th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 314th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 248th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
SMU is 119th in the nation with 72.9 points per contest this season. They are 108th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 232nd in the NCAA. They are 110th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.6 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 15.6. The Mustangs are 152nd in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Mustangs give up 68.5 points per game, which ranks them 155th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 112th and 264th in those defensive statistics. They rank 288th with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 60th with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Mustangs are 124th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Owls are 305th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.5. In terms of pace they are 110th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 333rd. As a team they are 329th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 238th in Division 1. Temple is 224th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 147th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 108.3, which is ranked 42nd. They are 318th in D-1 in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 78th. As a unit they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 56th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Temple/SMU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Temple +3.5
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