Temple vs. SMU - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Southern Methodist Mustangs (18-0) at Temple Owls (10-7)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Liacouras Center)
The Line: Temple Owls +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The SMU Mustangs and Temple Owls square off Saturday night at the Liacouras Center.
The SMU Mustangs look to remain the only undefeated team in the country. The SMU Mustangs are averaging 80 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 61.9 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Nic Moore is averaging 15.6 points and 4.9 assists while Ben Moore is averaging 13 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jordan Tolbert is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Shake Milton is dishing 2.8 assists. The SMU Mustangs are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Mustangs are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The SMU Mustangs have won 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The Temple Owls look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Temple Owls are averaging 68.3 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Quenton DeCosey is averaging 15.6 points and 5.9 rebounds while Jaylen Bond is averaging 9.9 points and 1.1 assists. Devin Coleman is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Josh Brown is dishing 4.6 assists. The Temple Owls are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Owls are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Temple Owls have won 14 of their last 16 home games.
The Mustangs have come closer and closer to losing their first game of the season. Temple could possible be the team to finish the job, as the Owls play elite level defense and have been very tough to face at home. I like the value of the points here.
Take the Owls.