Southern Methodist Mustangs vs. Temple Owls Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/6/14
Temple Owls (6-14) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (17-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)
The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Temple Owls visit Moody Coliseum in search of their 2nd conference win versus Southern Methodist.
Temple brought the momentum of their first conference with them in to their annual battle with Villanova. The danger here was the Wildcats dangerous offense which matched up well with the Owls D and the result was a 90-74 victory with Nova exploding for 54 second half points. The Owls connected at 36% with Villanova countering with 52.5% which meant six more field goals. Will Cummings tossed in a game high 24 points with Quenton DeCosey netting 18 followed by Anthony Lee and Dalton Pepper with 12 and eleven points with Lee grabbing ten boards.
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Even though Southern Methodist is known for their defensive prowless the offense can't be ignored. It was this unit that opened some eyes as they handled visiting Memphis 87-72 on Saturday. SMU rode a 58 point second half run to break open a tied contest with blazing hot 58.6% accuracy outdistancing the Tigers 40% effort. The difference in shooting proved to be decisive with it adding up to nine more makes from the field. Markus Kennedy was unstoppable with 21 points and 15 rebounds on 10-10 shooting while Sterling Brown tossed in 15. Nic Moore dropped 14 points and ten assists with Nick Russell and Keith Frazier combining for 21 points.
These teams have never met so we have no history to go on and I'm not sure it would matter anyway. I'm going with the home team but don't have an edge here because of the huge spread but I would love to see Temple win as a fan...