Temple vs. SMU - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (12-4) at Temple Owls (12-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Temple Owls and the SMU Mustangs face off on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center in AAC college basketball action.
The Temple Owls are 12-5 this season and they are coming off of a loss on Saturday to Tulsa. Temple is averaging 65.3 points and they are shooting 37.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 61.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.2 percent. Quenton DeCosey leads the Owls averaging 14 points per game. Will Cummings is averaging 13.6 points, Jaylen Bond is averaging 8.6 points and 8.6 rebounds, and Josh Brown is averaging 7.2 points. Temple is 7-1 at home this season.
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The SMU Mustangs are 12-4 this season and they have won their last two games. SMU is averaging 70.1 points and they are shooting 48.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 38.1 percent. Nic Moore is averaging 14.6 points per per game to lead the Mustangs. Yanick Moreira is averaging 12.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, Keith Frazier is averaging 10.8 points, and Ben Moore is averaging 9.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. SMU is 2-3 on the road and 3-1 in AAC play.
Temple is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games and 5-17 against the spread in their alst 22 home games against a team with a losing road record. SMU is 5-2-1 against the spread in their last eight games, 2-5 against the spread against the AAC, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games.
SMU is a two-point favorite here and without Cummings in that is an easy winner but keep an eye on his status.