Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Mustangs vs Owls CBB Odds
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(20-4) SMU Mustangs vs. Temple Owls (13-11)
2017 NCAA Basketball – AAC
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: SMU -7
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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SMU is having a really good season and this year they are eligible to compete in the Big Dance.
Thus far they have just one conference loss and are rightthere with Cincinnati, who they host next.
Temple is looking more like an NIT team but the should not be completely discounted at home.
The lone blemish in AAC play was at Cincinnati and by just two points so you can bet revenge is on their mind.
I didn’t know it until I looked deeper but this is one of the best defensive teams in college hoops. They are third in points allowed yielding less than 60ppg.
The offense is led by one time Duke recruit. After not doing much in Durham and sitting out a year he is leading the Mustangs at 17ppg.
Ojeleye is key but just as important is Ben Moore, a senior who leads the team in rebounding and blocks and gives them their toughness.
The Mustangs only play 7 guys and Shake Milton plays the most. Just a sophomore he is tops on the team in assists and second in scoring.
For a big guard who has the ball a lot he does not turn it over much.
Depth could be an issue in terms of postseason success but in the regular season this tough, defensive minded group is hard to beat.
The Owls average 71.8ppg on offense and 71.7ppg on defense. That is about as even as it gets and the story of their season.
This is certainly not a terrible team but there is no star player and not a ton of depth. They just beat USF (big surprise) and the leading scorer was Daniel Dingle with 22 points. He is third on the team in scoring but their best outside shooter.
His numbers from deep are actually better than from inside the arc.
The guy with the most upside is Obi Enechionyia. A long PF type that can score in close and from range.
Even though they are at home they are going to need someone to step up if they want to get this win – he played all 40 minutes in their previous loss to SMU.
This is a big test for a group that has not proven much this season. They are going to need everyone at their best to solve that SMU defense.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-3 in SMU last 11 road games.
- SMU are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
- TEM are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Thu. games.
- Over is 19-7 in TEM last 26 overall.
Free SMU Mustangs vs. Temple Owls NCAAB Prediction:
SMU had little trouble with the Owls at home winning by double digits and covering.
If they are focused and not looking ahead I would expect more of the same the second time around. Maybe they win by 11 instead of 14.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: SMU -7.
Expecting this line to come off at -8. As along as it is under double digits hit SMU.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: SMU 76 – Temple 65
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