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Temple Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs 3/12/2020 Picks, Predictions and Preview
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Temple Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs 3/12/2020 – The Temple Owls face the Southern Methodist Mustangs Thursday with the latter picked to win by NCAA college basketball. Both teams will look to book their seat in the American Athletic Conference tournament. The Owls and the Mustangs split their regular-season series, both winning at home. Temple and Southern Methodist are also in need of a win to check their respective losing skids.
Temple Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs 3/12/2020
The Temple Owls are looking for answers and a win could resolve that. They lost their last five games, including a close one to Cincinnati. Tasked to end the bleeding is Quinton Rose with some help from Nate Pierre-Louis. Defense needs work, seeing how the Owls are giving up 67.9 points per contest.
Players to watch: Q. Rose G (31 GP 33.4 MIN 16.4 PTS 5 REB 3.5 AST 2 STL 0.7 BLK 2.4 TO 36.8 FG% 79.2 FT% 27 3PT%), N. Pierre-Louis G (31 GP 32.8 MIN 10.9 PTS 8.5 REB 3.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 39.6 FG% 68.5 FT% 25.4 3PT%), A. Moore II G (31 GP 32 MIN 8.4 PTS 2.8 REB 2.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 1.4 TO 37 FG% 86.1 FT% 39.8 3PT%).
Southern Methodist Mustangs
Like the Owls, the Mustangs are hoping to end their losing ways. They lost a close one to USF, a game they could have won. Tyson Jolly will try to lead the attack together with Ethan Chargois. Defense is not that great as well with the Mustangs giving up 68.5 points a game.
Players to watch: T. Jolly G (30 GP 34.9 MIN 14.5 PTS 6.2 REB 2.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.2 TO 45.8 FG% 78 FT% 38.2 3PT%), K. Davis G (26 GP 34.8 MIN 14.2 PTS 4.1 REB 6.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.1 BLK 2.5 TO 44.9 FG% 85.4 FT% 31.1 3PT%), I. Mike F (30 GP 30.7 MIN 14 PTS 6.3 REB 1.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 48.1 FG% 80.5 FT% 37.7 3PT%).
Temple Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple’s last 5 games.
Southern Methodist Mustangs
Southern Methodist is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Temple Owls vs Southern Methodist Mustangs Betting Picks
The Owls and the Mustangs are not exactly doing well and college basketball spreads see a close game. They pick Southern Methodist to prevail although Temple can reverse the odds. The team who plays well will win, a toss-up looking back at their previous matches.
Moneyline: +135 is set for the Owls and -155 is set for the Mustangs.
ATS: Look for the spread of +3.5 for Temple and -3.5 for Southern Methodist.
Totals: Over 132 is out for the Owls and under 132 is out for the Southern Methodist.
Score Prediction: 72-70, Southern Methodist Mustangs.