Temple vs. SMU - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Southern Methodist Mustangs (16-5) at Temple Owls (11-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls -1 -- Over/Under: 137
The SMU Mustangs and Temple Owls meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Liacouras Center.
The SMU Mustangs look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 78.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Kendric Davis is averaging 16.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while Isiaha Mike is averaging 15.6 points and two assists. Tyson Jolly is the third double-digit scorer and Feron Hunt is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The SMU Mustangs are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The SMU Mustangs have lost three of their last four road games.
The Temple Owls need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Temple Owls are averaging 69.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 62.5 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Quinton Rose is averaging 14.1 points and 4.8 rebounds while Nate Pierre-Louis is averaging 10.6 points and 8.8 rebounds. Alani Moore II is dishing 2.8 assists and De'Vondre Perry is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Temple Owls are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Temple Owls are allowing 28.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have split their last six home games.
The Mustangs are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite, 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Owls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 9-4 in Mustangs last 13 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Owls last 5 overall. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The SMU Mustangs are simply the better team in this contest, winning eight of their last 11 games, and they're a profitable 5-3 ATS on the road and 12-8-1 ATS on the season. The Temple Owls can't score, can't win and their 4-6 ATS record at home and 9-13 ATS record on the season indicates they can't cover. This line seems way off, but I'm not going to ask questions. Give me SMU and the free point on the road.