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Southern Methodist vs. Temple - 1/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Temple Owls (7-8) at Southern Methodist Mustangs (12-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Moody Coliseum-Dallas)

The Line: Southern Methodist Mustangs -8.5 -- Over/Under: 135 See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

The Temple Owls go on the road to face college basketball rival the SMU Mustangs on Wednesday.

The Temple Owls are in need of a quick of momentum change with the team suffering through five consecutive defeats after a 60-39 defeat at the Central Florida Knights as a five point underdog on Sunday. Temple never got untracked at the offensive end of the floor with Central Florida holding a 46.7%-32.1% shooting edge.

Southern Methodist vs. Temple - 1/10/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Owls did not have many offensive weapons with just one double digit scorer. Nate Pierre-Louis gave Temple 13 points and two steals on 5-10 from the floor. Temple received eight  points and three yanks from Josh Brown while Obi Enechionyia hauled in eleven rebounds.

The SMU Mustangs opened their American schedule with back to back victories followed by two straight defeats. SMU comes in off of a 76-56 loss at the Cincinnati Bearcats as a 7.5 point underdog on Sunday. The Mustangs were outshot 41.4%-37.5% with the Bearcats totaling ten more looks.

Jarrey Foster was  the Mustangs top scorer with 16 points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocks on 4-14 from the floor and a 7-8 mark at the line. Shake Milton gave SMU 14 points and three steals on 5-10 shooting while Jimmy Whitt and Ben Emelogu II combined for 17 points.

Over is 7-1 in Temple last 8 Wednesday games and Temple are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall and over is 14-6 in Temple last 20 road games. SMU are 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 home games and under is 38-14-2 in SMU last 54 Wednesday games. 

I guess Temple could rise up and make this close but all things being equal I’ll back the Mustangs…

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