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SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls 10/20/2023 NCAAF Week 8 Picks, Forecast and Predictions

SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls 10/20/2023 – SMU Mustangs will take on Temple Owls in Philadelphia, PA for an intense college football showdown that promises to be memorable and decisive. Both teams come into this matchup having experienced impressive recent performances; SMU coming off an impressive run while Temple is looking to recover from recent setbacks. It promises to be an eye-opening matchup! This contest could prove decisive in both teams’ seasons – making this matchup even more compelling. The NCAAF betting picks today are up and running as these teams clash in an entertaining game.

SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls 10/20/2023

When:Friday, October 20, 2023 7:00 PM ET
Where:Lincoln Financial Field
SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls 10/20/2023
-21 -112
o54.5 -110
+21 -108
u54.5 -110
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Rhett Lashlee vs Stan Drayton

SMU’s Mustangs have made waves this season, currently sitting two games above.500. They’ve demonstrated their prowess by winning three consecutive matches (including back-to-back wins) including their recent 21 point victory against East Carolina where both offense and defense excelled.

SMU has been on an offensive tear recently, averaging over 330 yards and 32.5 points per game over their past two games. Their stellar offensive output has been complemented by a solid defense which allowed only 26 total points in those contests.

Preston Stone’s Top Performance

Preston Stone has led SMU’s offensive charge with 1,467 passing yards and 14 touchdowns on 113 completions. Jaylan Knighton led with 358 rushing yards and two touchdowns; LJ Johnson Jr. contributed 161 and 148 yards, as well as several touchdowns; Jordan Kerley has collected 223 receiving yards with two scores on 12 receptions.

Temple Owls Have Struggled So Far

On the flip side, Temple has experienced difficulty this year, going four games without winning and falling three games below.500 in just three weeks. Their most recent loss came against North Texas where both offense and defense struggled badly for points against them.

Temple was challenged defensively against North Texas, surrendering 45 points and 527 total yards. Their offense also struggled, scoring only 14 points overall and none at all in the second half due to turnovers.

Quincy Patterson led Temple’s offense in its last game, completing 12 passes for 105 yards and running 24 times for 113 yards and one touchdown. Running back Darvon Hubbard added 69 rushing yards and one score on 11 carries while Amad Anderson Jr. led with 22 receiving yards on two receptions.

NCAAF Latest Odds: SMU -14.5 ; O/U 57.5

In this crucial conference matchup between SMU and Temple, there is clear contrast between their respective teams. SMU has shown its dominance on both offense and defense this season while Temple struggles to break free of a losing streak and find its footing.

SMU quarterback Preston Stone has been an exceptional performer in the AAC, ranking second for passing touchdowns with 14 and showing his leadership of an offense which ranks third with 33.3 points per game and allows just 17.0.

Temple has experienced a challenging season so far, with their only win coming against an FCS school. At quarterback, E.J. Warner remains uncertain due to a concussion – Quincy Patterson could step in as Warner is potentially unavailable; and their running game should provide them with success.

Temple ranks 11th in scoring at 21.9 points per game while their defense ranks 12th by allowing 35.6. To compete against such high-flying Mustangs, Temple must display both strong defensive performance and considerable offensive improvement.

SMU Mustangs Betting Trends

Southern Methodist are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Southern Methodist’s last 8 games.
Southern Methodist are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Southern Methodist’s last 11 games on the road.
Southern Methodist are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Methodist’s last 5 games against an opponent in the East Division.
Southern Methodist are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games played in October.
Southern Methodist are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 8.

Temple Owls Betting Trends

Temple are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
Owls are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Temple’s last 5 games against Southern Methodist.
Temple are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
Temple are 1-15 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference.
Owls are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the West Division.
Temple are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games played in October.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games played on a Friday when at home.

SMU Mustangs vs Temple Owls Betting Pick

College football fans can anticipate an exciting and competitive matchup between SMU Mustangs and Temple Owls as they meet on the football field on Friday evening. Both squads have had outstanding seasons thus far; SMU having completed another successful campaign and Temple looking to end its losing streak are key reasons to watch this contest closely.

The outcome of this game will ultimately depend on which team can execute its game plan effectively. SMU hopes to extend their conference winning streak while Temple hopes for their first conference win. As time ticks down in Philadelphia, every play will count when it comes to determining who comes out victorious in this crucial matchup – don’t miss it and catch all the action as these two rivals battle it out for supremacy within the AAC. Take the Mustangs to secure an easy victory as per the best sports betting picks.

Score Prediction: Mustangs 41, Owls 7.