SMU vs. Temple AAC Tournament - 3/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Temple Owls (22-9) at SMU Mustangs (25-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm (XL Center)
The Line: SMU Mustangs -3.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs and the Temple Owls face off on Saturday in an American Athletic Conference c0llege basketball semi-final game.
The SMU Mustangs are 25-6 this season and they earned their spot in this game fending off and defeating a pesky ECU on Friday. SMU is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 48.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.1 points and their opponents are shooting 38.4 percent. Nic Moore leads the Mustangs averaging 14.5 points and 5.3 assists per game. Yanick Moreira is averaging 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds, Ben Moore is averaging 7.3 points, and Ryan Manuel is averaging 6.7 points. SMU is 1-0 in neutral site games and 16-3 in AAC games.
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The Temple Owls are 23-9 this season and they are coming off of a win over Memphis to land in this game. Temple is averaging 65.1 points and they are shooting 38.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Will Cummings leads the Owls averaging 14.4 points per game. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 12.3 points, Jesse Morgan is averaging 11.9 points, and Jaylen Bond is averaging 8.0 points and 8.1 rebounds. Temple is 3-2 in neutral site games and 14-5 in the AAC.
SMU is 5-21 against the spread in their last 26 neutral site games, 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 4-0-1 against the spread in Saturday games. Temple is 9-1 against the spread following a win, 10-3 against the spread in their last 13 games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games.
With the total at 128.5 my free pick in this one is over. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.