An American Athletic battle is on tap Wednesday between the SMU Mustangs and the Temple Owls at 2 p.m. ET at Liacouras Center. Temple is 1-1 overall, while SMU is 5-0. The Mustangs are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games. The Owls, meanwhile, are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following an against-the-spread loss.
The favorite is also 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 series meetings. The Mustangs are favored by 7.5-points in the latest Temple vs. SMU odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 137.5. Before entering any SMU vs. Temple picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Temple vs. SMU spread: SMU -7.5
- Temple vs. SMU over-under: 137.5 points
- Temple vs. SMU money line: SMU -350, Temple +280
What you need to know about Temple
The Owls dropped a 76-50 decision to Houston on Dec. 22. J.P. Moorman II led the way for Temple with 12 points. Temple has struggled to score from the field all season, making only 35 percent of its shot attempts — the 17th-lowest field goal percentage in Division I.
Damian Dunn leads Temple with 12.5 points per game, while De’Vondre Perry pulls down 11 rebounds and Jeremiah Williams dishes four assists per outing.
What you need to know about SMU
The Mustangs won their fifth straight to start 2020, downing East Carolina 70-55 on Dec. 16. Kendric Davis picked up 17 points and six assists in the victory. SMU enters Wednesday scoring 85.2 points per game, good for 28th best in Division I. Davis leads SMU with 20.4 points and 7.6 assists per game, while Feron Hunt pulls down 7.6 rebounds per outing.
SMU is 13-3 in its last 16 games played in December. However, the Mustangs are just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games on the road.
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