Temple Owls vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Temple Owls vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
The SMU Mustangs (15-4) will go up against the Temple Owls (11-6) at Moody Coliseum on Saturday.
The Temple Owls faced Cincinnati and earned the victory with a final of 61-58 in their last contest. Temple wrapped up the contest having earned a 33.9% field goal percentage (19 out of 56) and converted 3 of their 14 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Owls buried 20 of 32 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. With regard to getting rebounds, they earned 47 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 8 assists for the game in addition to creating 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. When it comes to defense, Temple allowed 29.4% from the floor on 20 out of 68 shooting. Cincinnati earned 9 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. On top of that, Cincinnati snagged 37 boards (11 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Cincinnati finished the game shooting 61.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of 18 tries. They also buried 7 out of their 33 tries from downtown. Regarding fouls, the Owls finished with 18 and Cincinnati totaled 25 fouls.
Jeremiah Williams is a player who had an impact in this contest. He ended up going 55.6% from the field and also recorded 2 dimes. He was on the hardwood for 36 minutes and totaled 5 rebounds. He racked up 15 points on 5 out of 9 shooting.
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Temple will enter this matchup with a mark of 11-6 for the season. They turn the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.9 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Temple is pulling in 38.4 boards per game and has 205 assists for the season, which is 297th in the nation in terms of passing. The Owls are hitting 29.2% on three-point attempts (104 of 356) and 69.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 67.4 points per outing (286th in college basketball) while connecting on 41.0% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Owls are forcing their opponents into 11.5 turnovers per game and they draw 19.2 fouls. They concede 30.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 90th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (65.7). The Owls defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 39.3% (399 of 1,015) and they concede 36.1 rebounds per game as a team. They are 157th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 228 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the SMU Mustangs went home victorious with a score of 74-54 against South Florida. When it comes to rebounds, SMU allowed South Florida to collect 28 in total (11 on the offensive glass). They finished 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 4 out of 16 and finished the game at 4 out of 14 from the free throw line (28.6%). The Mustangs permitted South Florida to make 23 out of 59 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 39.0% for this game. When the final whistle was blown, the Mustangs finished the game shooting 25 out of 52 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.1%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, SMU knocked down 8 of 26 tries (30.8%). They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 88.9%. South Florida committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Mustangs to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They coughed up the ball 13 times, while earning 5 steals for the game. The Mustangs corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this game.
Marcus Weathers ended up having an impact for the Mustangs in the game. He converted 6 out of 7 for this game for a rate of 85.7%, and tallied 4 rebounds. He had 17 points in his 25 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists in this contest.
SMU has a win-loss record of 15-4 this season. As an offense, the Mustangs are connecting on 45.4% from the field, which ranks 121st in college basketball. SMU has totaled 1,452 points this year (76.4 per game) and they grab 38.6 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 14.2 times per game (118th in the country) and they turn the ball over 12.6 times per contest. The Mustangs are committing 15.1 fouls per game and they shoot 75.1% from the free throw line.
The Mustangs on defense are ranked 134th in college basketball in points given up per game with 67.2. They are able to force 11.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.9% from the floor (40th in D-1). The SMU defense allows 30.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (124 of 413) and opponents are knocking down 68.3% of their free throw shots. They give up 12.4 assists and 35.6 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 164th and 234th in college basketball.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take SMU
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