Temple vs SMU Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Temple Owls vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: SMU -5.5
The Temple Owls head to Moody Coliseum to take on the SMU Mustangs on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has SMU as 5.5 point favorites.
Temple heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 68.6 points per contest while giving up 63.1 per game. SMU has an overall record of 12-4. They are averaging 76.8 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Temple Owls Betting Trends
The Temple Owls are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Temple Owls are 4-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important SMU Mustangs Betting Trends
The SMU Mustangs are 8-7-1 against the spread this season
The SMU Mustangs are 10-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Temple Owls Injuries
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
Nate Pierre-Louis averages 10.4 points per contest in 30.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.0 assists per game and 9.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 58%. Quinton Rose comes into this game averaging 14.7 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Isiaha Mike averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Tyson Jolly scores 14.0 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Owls allow 63.1 points per contest which is 54th in the country. They also surrender a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 286th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 196th place in D-1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in Division 1. Temple averages 68.6 points per contest, which is 255th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 317th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 242nd in the nation. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 42nd and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 184th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mustangs give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 164th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 86th and 244th in those defensive statistics. They rank 281st with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 60th with 32.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Mustangs are 46th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest. SMU is 64th in the country with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 51st in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 148th in the country. They are 55th in the nation in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 21st in assists per game with 16.6. The Mustangs are 221st in turnovers per contest with 13.1.
The Owls are 278th in the nation in offensive rating with 95.9. In terms of pace they are 103rd in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 308th. As a team they are 309th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 170th in Division 1. Temple is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
SMU is 222nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Mustangs have an offensive rating of 112, which is ranked 11th. They are 307th in D-1 in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 59th. As a unit they are 36th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 132nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Temple +5.5 and over 136.5 total points
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