Temple Owls vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 1/11/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: Moody Coliseum in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Temple (+13)
Moody Coliseum is the venue where and the SMU Mustangs (6-2) will take on the Temple Owls (1-2) on Monday. The line on this matchup has SMU as 13-point favorites. The over/under is set at 141.5.
Temple will play this game with a record of 1-2 on the year. The Owls are connecting on 30.8% on shots from downtown (20 of 65) and 72.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 64.3 pts per contest (308th in college hoops) while going 35.7% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Temple is collecting 39.7 boards per contest and has totaled 36 assists this season, which has them ranked 341st in the nation in terms of passing. On defense, the Owls have forced 12.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 personal fouls. The Owls defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 44.3% (82 of 185) and they surrender 38.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 11th in the country in giving up assists with 40 surrendered on the year. They are relinquishing 35.9% from 3-point land and they are 214th in the nation in points per game allowed (71.7).
The Temple Owls played the Mustangs and went home with a loss by a final score of 79-71 in their last contest. Temple ended with a 36.8% field goal percentage (25 out of 68) and made 9 out of their 31 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Owls buried 12 of their 18 shots for a rate of 66.7%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 37 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 assists for the matchup while having 5 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding defending, Temple allowed the other team to shoot 36.8% from the field on 25 out of 68 shooting. SMU dished out 16 assists and had 3 steals in the matchup. On top of that, the Mustangs pulled down 35 boards (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. SMU finished the game shooting 50.0% at the charity stripe by making 9 of 18 attempts. They also converted 8 of their 20 tries from beyond the arc.
Brendan Barry is one guy who was a factor for the contest. He was able to score 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and grabbed 4 rebounds. Barry finished the game at 54.5% from the field and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Owls was Damian Dunn. He collected 4 rebounds and tallied 2 assists. He finished the game at 62.5% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 5-of-8 (15 points). When all was said and done, Dunn saw the court for 21 minutes.
SMU has a win-loss record of 6-2 so far this year. As an offensive unit, the Mustangs are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which is 86th in college hoops. SMU has totaled 634 points this year (79.3 per contest) and they pull in 39.0 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 17.5 times per game (30th in college basketball) and they turn it over 13.8 times per game. The Mustangs commit 16.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 71.7% from the charity stripe. The Mustangs on defense are ranked 103rd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 67.0. They allow 13.9 dimes and 35.8 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 242nd and 209th in those categories on the defensive end. The SMU defense surrenders 32.8% from downtown (63 of 192) and opponents are converting on 71.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.1% from the field (37th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the SMU Mustangs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-69 when they played the Cincinnati Bearcats. The Mustangs collected 28 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 31 in this game. They turned away 4 tries while getting 6 steals in the game. The Bearcats committed 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Mustangs to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw tries for a clip of 57.1%. In regard to 3-pointers, SMU buried 5 out of 21 attempts (23.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Mustangs shot 28 for 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.2%. The Mustangs permitted the Bearcats to convert 28 of their 61 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.9% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 43.5% from downtown via 10 of 23 and ended up shooting 10 of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). When it comes to how they rebounded, SMU allowed Cincinnati to grab 38 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Kendric Davis ended up having an impact for the Mustangs for this game. He converted 5 out of 12 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, which got him 14 points. Davis pulled down 3 boards in his 34 minutes and totaled 14 dimes in the matchup. Another guy that played a role for SMU was Emmanuel Bandoumel. He scored 12 points in his 23 minutes played via 5 out of 7 from the floor for this contest. Bandoumel ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor and also earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Temple (+13)
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